Monday, February 20, 2012

A few gems from Tom Leonard ‘100 Differences Between Poetry and Prose’

among my favorite:
·       poetry is the subliminal history of linguistic shape
·       poetry has four wheels, two wings and a pair of false teeth
·       whoever heard of war & peace having the line as a unit of semantic yield
·       the square root of poetry is an ever-evolving quark
·       poetry is all the juicy bits in the juiciest order
·       you can talk about prose without mentioning school

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