“We call for a new poetry!
We call for a new eulogy…
It must be a poem of record Telling the Life of the
One who will be remembered beyond the grave.
Their stories a collection of cities and states.”
—Speaker for the Dead, 2019
We seek a new poetry. Story psalms — Holy, archetypal parables in meter.
Even the epic poem in modern terms, needs to be broken down into individual, self-reliant poems. Each verse a poem in itself.
Twitter has killed the attention span, writers must adjust or the poetic arts are done.
There are two types of poetry I am interested in: Objectified — archetypal, seeking universality in a core idea, common human being or objective observations of time and place.
Subjectified — highly personal, experiential poetry written for or about a familiar.