BI. Amy Lowell

25. Maynard, Theodore. ‘The Fallacy of Free Verse’. Yale Review 11 (1921): 354-66.

Maynard’s lively argument that free verse represents ‘a false view of the nature of poetry’ includes reference to Lowell’s ‘hokku’ and asserts that her verse is ‘as delicate, as deliberate, and as limited as the art of Japan—but it is an art remote from us, one alien to the texture of our souls.’ See 15b for Lowell’s response.






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