Monday, March 26, 2012

problem solved

Craig Morgan Teicher's report on the problem of publishing poetry for ebooks:

 My response to Teicher's piece (PW won't accept my google account to allow me to comment directly there) 


what problem?  

Most verse written in the AngloAmerican tradition should fit quite easily on such escreens, especially the ones that can be turned sideways, no?

And if there is a problem with some contemporary texts,

the answer to that problem for those authors, is simple: 

Stop with those prosey long lines—

write poetry instead: you know, decasyllabics, blank verse, etc . . . 

any line longer than the hendecasyllabic is already in danger of being contaminated by prose,

or indeed may be a form of prose.