Wednesday, January 20, 2010
41 Moves in Contemporary Poetics
A couple of poets - Elisa Gabbert and Mike Young - without enough to do otherwise in their lives, have carefully identified 41 'moves' used by contemporary poets - some grammatical, some simply style, some little more than passing fads or fashion.
Here's an example:
6) Verbing a noun or other nonverb
From “[when you touch down upon this earth.little reindeers"] by D.A. Powell: “little reindeers / hoofing murderously”
From Scape by Joshua Harmon: “perceiving only how vertigo / secretaries me into the office”
Read all 41 at http://htmlgiant.com/craft-notes/moves-in-contemporary-poetry/