And what do you make of the fact that poems are almost invariably published
on a sheet that bears no dimensional relationship to that on which they were
conceived and licked into shape? It's no jest that most poems of all lengths
read all wrong -- *there is a reason* - they're all profoundly alienated ...
> So much of this seems to be decided by the technology. Like I've always
> believed the 30-line lyric relates directly to the A4 page (or whatever
> geezers call it over there: your 30-line lyrics are probably a bit
> The first poetry workshop I ever took was with Eavan Boland. She posed a
> question: "How do you know when the poem is finished?" I *always* knew
> the poem was finished: when I got to the end of the page.