Tuesday, September 07, 2010


Opened a new book of poetry today by X and noticed the book epigraph was a poem-excerpt by a poet-acquaintance....which is how I know that X misspelled the name of the poet she quoted.

I have to confess I mostly chuckled. Doesn't misspelling the epigraph author's name mean that X just liked the poem she was quoting? All well and good, yah, for this lack of coterie-poeticizing? For a good poem usually transcends its author anyway...?

Or it could just be a typo?

Naah...no such thing as typos in poetry....

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