What do I call this? I call it, first and foremost, snobbery. Second of all I call it Modern Poetry.
Poetry changes, it adapts and you can never make it perfect, however hard you study for a MFA. Don’t sterilize or censor your words. Write like the wind, take what it picks up in its fierce gusts.
I hated poetry. I had to analyze two poems for English exams. It should be banned trying to figure out what a poet was thinking while writing the poem, and reading between the lines.
We already have various different poetry forms. The haiku, the prose poem etc. and nobody is getting in a flap about those. Line breaks too have been around for centuries.
Tumblr poetry I find particularly offensive, because it suggests poetry by overly emotional, anonymous, and women poets isn’t ‘proper’ poetry. I found when on Tumblr the poetry community an enormous benefit.
And that begs the question what on earth is proper poetry? We all have our own likes and dislikes, and some poetry that moves me may not move you.
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