Friday, February 25, 2011
Calling All Poets!
The reaction to my last poem got me thinking. There are more than a few of us creating poetry out there in the blogosphere, Twitter, etc. To me, the old rules of poetry don't apply anymore. In one way, we're doing the same thing the old masters did. In another, the immediacy and flexibility and fast-paced nature of the internet means that we're taking poetry to whole new levels.
So how are we using poetry today? What does it offer that other forms of communication still do not? What IS poetry now? Is there a whole set of new "rules," or is the only rule that there are no rules?
I'm thinking about hosting a little poetry convention here at Clarity. I would invite a group of dedicated internet poets to talk a bit about their vision, their approach, and their thoughts about the poetic form. We can also share some our work. Hopefully, folks would comment and join in. Maybe we could all learn something from each other!
What do you think? Do you have some poets in mind? Who would you nominate? I certain can think of a few internet powerhouses!
Posted by jason evans at 12:02 AM