Sunday, July 20, 2008

Timothy Steele

Prosody for 21st-century poets

An essay by Timothy Steele at the poets.org website. Steele, often categorized as a formalist, with good reason, takes on Ezra Pound and his denigration of the pentameter. He also has many things to say about the verse of our moment, and about the popular view of meter as a "straitjacket."