Posts from the ‘Poetry’ Category

  • The Truckdriver

    The Truckdriver

    December 26th, 2011 | Poetry | journalpulp | 8 Comments

    The trucker who lives next door is seldom home. He’s a long-haul trucker, he’s over-the-road. He earns good money and does not spend. There’s something ascetical about him, something well read and wise. He’s forty. His hair is long. He wears jeans and combat boots. Sallow and haggard, his face is handsome nevertheless. His willowy […]

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  • Lord Byron: Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know

    Lord Byron: Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know

    September 19th, 2011 | Lord Byron, Poetry | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Lord Byron just turned 229 years old. Here is how he was regarded by some of his peers: “A man of genius whose heart is perverted,” William Wordsworth called Lord Bryon. “The most vulgar-minded genius that ever produced a great effect in literature,” George Eliot called Lord Byron. “Mad, bad, and dangerous to know,” Caroline […]

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  • What Is Poetry?

    What Is Poetry?

    September 10th, 2011 | Poetry | journalpulp | 3 Comments

    Poetry is a subset of literature, the art form of language, but it also legitimately belongs to another art: music. Poetry is rhyme and rhythm. It is cadence and count, meter and metric. Poetry is prosody. It is scansion. It is versification. And those are the elements of poetry that make it a part of […]

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