Tuesday, May 19, 2009

"I know the poetry must be expertly crafted, because at no time did the form stand in the way of the information."

...from an Amazon review of Padel's "Darwin: A Life in Poems"


John B-R said...

kiss of death, eh?

Aidan Semmens said...

I did read some of Padel's Darwin piece and wondered why she hadn't written it in prose, or as a play. It's not poetry in the sense that I understand the term, while for me the verse form, skilful as it may be in its way, 'gets in the way of the information' absurdly.