Letter from Poetry Magazine

Letter to the Editor

by William Aylward

Dear Editor,

I notice that you are publishing, in cahoots with the authors, lengthy explications of their poems. I have a suggestion: Why publish the poems at all? Just print the explications and your readers can imagine the poems for themselves. Thus you would greatly stimulate their poetic imaginations and spare them reading the actual work.

san jose, california

Originally Published: June 1, 2010

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