Poems about good vs bad
Silk Poems by Jen BervinIn conjunction with Tufts Universitys Silk Labs cutting-edge research on liquified silk, Jen Bervin wrote a poem composed in a six-character chain that corresponds to the DNA structure of silk; modeled on the way a silkworm applies filament to its cocoon. This poem, written from the perspective of the silkworm, explores the cultural, scientific, and linguistic complexities of silk written inside the body.
Bad Indians, a poem by Ryan Red Corn
Telling a Good Poem from a Bad One
Poetry often makes even poets cringe because everyone has seen and heard bad poetry so often that the form itself becomes taboo, and people are prejudiced against it. What ultimately makes a poem bad is the failure of the writer to convey that deep and moving experience to his reader that led him to write the poem. A novelist tells a story and can from time to time lose the reader in the small details; poetry is all detail. The poor poems pull the reader from the picture and leave him hearing a tale rather than being dragged into it. Poor poems bleed all over the reader rather that cut him, exposing his raw emotions about a similar incident.
Charles Lee and D. Wyndham Lewis discussed this problem in their famed anthology The Stuffed Owl , a collection of bad poetry that has served as a model for many such volumes to follow. Read the entire article. Follow us on Twitter , Facebook. We have seen thee, queen of cheese, Lying quietly at your ease, Gently fanned by evening breeze, Thy fair form no flies dare seize.