The New Ohio Review Symposium for Spring 2011 presents three poets’ discussions on someone’s “bad (weak or shallow or disappointing) poem” and someone’s “good poem.” With six poems “on the table” Wayne Miller, Helena Nelson, and David Rivard conversed via e-mail, and the results appear in this issue.
And the poems? Okay, here they are:
Wayne Miller presented “In America” by Susan Wood, and “The Nurse” by Dana Levin.
Helena Nelson presented “Rapture” by Carol Ann Duffy, and “Offering” by Michael Laskey.
David Rivard presented “The Idea by Mark Strand, and “Kindergarten” by Dennis Schmitz.
For good or bad – you’ll need to read it yourself.