James Fenton Quote

Among those today who believe that modern poetry must do without rhyme or metre, there is an assumption that the alternative to free verse is a crash course in villanelles, sestinas and other such fixed forms. But most... are rare in English poetry. Few poets have written a villanelle worth reading, or indeed regret not having done so.


An Introduction to English Poetry (2002)

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Among those today who believe that modern poetry must do without rhyme or metre, there is an assumption that the alternative to free verse is a crash ...

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Among those today who believe that modern poetry must do without rhyme or metre, there is an assumption that the alternative to free verse is a crash ...

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Among those today who believe that modern poetry must do without rhyme or metre, there is an assumption that the alternative to free verse is a crash ...

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Among those today who believe that modern poetry must do without rhyme or metre, there is an assumption that the alternative to free verse is a crash ...