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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?


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.