Sunday, July 26, 2015

Metamodernism in Poetry

Metamodernism's greatest success is that it describes the land point blank rather than describe a map or a topographical description of a map. It's weakest point can sometimes be that it pans rather than delve. Panning can be great, but if everyone is panning the genera becomes homogeneous quickly. I'm not accusing anyone of shallowness. Shallowness tends to a lack of detail. Imagism is best at describing the land broken, "a heap of broken images." But I think it has a tendency to treat the unbroken land as if its broken. Is it easier for the knight errant who grew up in an atomized society (not to mention as a part of the state that protects that society) to become lost in an unbroken or broken land?

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