Yes, quite a few of the moves are good old rhetorical figures, there're some
people among the 'movers' whose writing I know and like, but the choice of
examples seems dulled, and based on a who's who in a part of a poetry scene
that, like all the others, thinks itself the centre of the universe. This
usage 'moves', it has some curious tones, does it not?
2010/1/25 Catherine Daly <[log in to unmask]>
> Right, there are exceptions, as I mentioned. Welish and Wright, too.
> Through I think Silliman relies on something akin to a move more than,
> oh, Hejinian.
> Are these lines dull because of the moves, or are the poets dull?
> Well, one thing is that most of these moves are about lines; some are
> rhetorical figures, others aren't. And the examples of compound nonce
> words aren't; they're just two words run together.
> And the example of illogical causation doesn't seem to be causation.
> So does that make it illogical?
> Here's a longer sample from the "illogical causation" poet:
> All best,
> Catherine Daly
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