Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Rejection Poem

Here's this dude's gut-wrencher, which actually quotes from a rejection letter in a poem, while he poetically bespeaks indigestible shit. Hmm? Literary rejection is a heavy topic, methinks.

The rejection in the poem says the editors are looking for poetry that: "Aim[s] towards capturing a certain essence that paints a picture of divine beauty that cannot be reached within any other art form; something to immerse the reader into a welcomed world of arresting images that jerk the eyes onto the page and leaves the reels of the mind turning long after the poem is finished." Um, come again?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

but, let's face it: his poem isn't very good.

Anonymous said...

I don't think 'good' was the point, was it? Sometimes mistakes are a thesis in their own right.

Anonymous said...

Never let it be said that writers don't have endless capacity for self-pity and self-indulgence.