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Is Free Verse Killing Poetry?

September 4, 2012

Editor's note: After VQR's Spring 2012 issue released, I received an e-mail response to Willard Spiegelman's essay, "Has Poetry Changed?" from former National Geographic photojournalist and published poet William Childress. I asked him [...]

Our Long War

If we are at war let the orchards show it,
let the pear and fig fall prior to their time,
let the radios die
and the hounds freeze over their meat.

After Reading “The Sleepers”

I am amazed, there is nothing you can do for me, I am content.
I see my mother and father, the night pervades them and enfolds them.  
Everything I've said about them, I take back, and yet I still maintain what I have said.