Emily Dickinson’s poetry is full of hyphens and capitalized words. Are these idiosyncrasies in her poetry a sign of her poetic genius?
When it comes to using detail in poetry, you perhaps cannot find more contrasting poets than Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Creeley. Bishop is very precise, and Creeley is fundamentally more vague. Creeley implies far more than he actually writes, whereas Bishop is careful not to leave anything out. Then again, what you leave out in […]