Richard Ristow just completed a spectacular literary analysis of a recent “Gorelets” poem, “The Fall Down the Stairs of the House of Usher,” on his excellent weblog, Damned Critic. In it, he compares my style in that unpleasant poem to the imagism of writer William Carlos Williams, to show how much WCW has made an impact on free verse poetry. In the process, I think he uncovers some of the secrets behind what makes a “gorelet” poem tick. Amazing!
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