Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

by Jerry Payne
Dear Editor,

Thank you for the special full-color puzzle section in your November issue [“Twelve Visual Poems”]. Look, let’s call “visual poetry” what it really is—visual art. Some of us are in love with language and the way in which words—just words—can be put together in relationships that say something. Let’s not continue to water down the concept of poetry any more than it already has been.

Clearwater, Florida

Originally Published: January 30, 2009

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