Purpose of Poetry

Marshall Hryciuk on the poetry collection he launches today in Toronto writes: “I call them “franklie…” because poetry needs to cease whining or apologizing for having no purpose, no purchase in the social, political and mechanical world people without poetry call reality. And if poetry makes nothing happen, symboliste poetry makes even less. Perhaps it’s […]


I’m on a haiku and senryu trip again having read hundreds of the small phrase poetry over the last couple days. The intensity dilutes the effect of stillness and pause, but they’re addictive little micro-narratives. I’ve written 4 dozen or so in the last 12 hours or so (which isn’t to say well-done, or done, […]

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