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How Do Poets Make Their Moves?


Let us count the ways. Mike Young decided to make a list "Moves in Contemporary Poetry." See if you recognize any of these:

http://htmlgiant.com/craft-notes/moves-in-contemporary-poetry/

I recognized a couple of moves I am inclined to use and a few moves I have spotted in the work of some of my friends.

Any pet peeves in this bag of tricks of the trade? Maybe one or two of the ones I used in the post? emoticon
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That's kind of fun. Kind of Amusing Fun
I mean like a deerwolf a rearwolf I meant almost not to say. I have moved every one of those moves repeatedly etc. Damn, I thought I had invented them all. I had invented them all in my dreams, see, dear wolf. In the cloudchamber of the wolf gawp I had oh so disinvented them. O invention! how foolish is that. only so foolish and no more than that
even for a kat. Jehosophat
it was so big as all that.
so big it was tiny again.
I have heard that orchids grow where wolf semen falls. Orchidectomy. The bellies of she-wolves crawl with dark flowers. My dishwasher is not up to its job. This is not the end of everything. What does the omniscient third person confronted by wolves?
O my parrot axis!

;0)

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LOL I love it, Steve! "O my parrot axis!" indeed.
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Yeah, don't get me wrong, I'm not claiming any great success from it, but I do honestly use every one of these things. I reckon I could probably double the tally of moves here, actually, or at least add another half again. Where are the extreme enjambments and the broken cases? Etc? Where are the ridiculous deployments of unknown technical language? Where are the wearings of silly hats? Where are the sudden thrusts into absurd character like Rabelais? Where is the absolute comic despair? Where is the sudden dramatisation of the dream like Baudelaire? Where is the arrant theft of extraneous text like in Flarf? And where are our traditional-non-traditional Irish techniques like bathos and pathos and that hoss? Etc.

Steve.
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