Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Charlotte Gann's poem in the York Literary Review

So there's a new journal on the block with carefully curated content and serious intent. It's the York Literary Review and you can find it here.

Moreover, the first issue features a highly unusual poem by Charlotte Gann, titled Wallpaper. It goes against received wisdom in terms of the use of adjectives, line endings and repetition, which is probably why it works so well. Gann's verse is an excellent example of the uselessness of creative prescription and proscription. I'm really looking forward to her full collection.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Matthew

    I fully agree with you about prescription and proscription. I loathe being told what I can and can't write about by poets whose work is often inferior to my own.

    Best wishes from Simon R. Gladdish