On 20/05/12 01:02, Douglas Barbour wrote:
> Ha, also rob's ideas, which may lead you to others. There are at least a couple of critical books (& loads of articles) on the long poem in Canada,
Doug, thanks for the larger list, most appreciated. Need to check out
the recent UK writings.
In Australia the long poem seems to be what in many various ways is
called a verse novel, which is not a genre. Gather together all the
verse novels published here in the last 40 odd years and each writer and
reader would have a different idea as to what is a verse novel. I was
wondering if I could get away with calling, Barbecue, which combines
line verse and still life photos, a verse novel. Using Bakhtin, I may
but many would be left yet again scratching there heads.... maybe I
should? Barbecue; another verse novel.