Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The New Poets: Another Installment of... Make It New, Already!

"...the new poets are just as great borrowers as the old; only that, instead of borrowing from the more popular passages of their illustrious predecessors, they have preferred furnishing themselves from vulgar ballads and plebian nurseries.”

-- Francis Jeffrey, review of Wordsworth’s poems, orig. pub. in the Edinburgh Review 11 (October 1807)

Stay tuned to my blog for a second installment of Daniel Tiffany's "Arresting Poetry" in which this quotation, and much more, will be discussed...

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