[Milton-L] Re: Books, documents and texts

James Rovira jrovira at drew.edu
Mon Dec 13 17:20:23 EST 2004


Nice example of early Gangsta, Mr. Cox :).


I think the paragraph below sums up the difficulty: the author calls it 
a poem, we read it with the expectations which the word "poem" 
generates, and none of these expectations are met.  Is it a poem, then? 


Jim

Carrol Cox wrote:

>As far as I know, no one has ever really succeeded in differentiating
>"poetry" clearly from "non-poetry." If the author calls it a poem, then
>it's probably a poem, and we read it with the kind of expectations which
>that triggers.
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