The Problem with Poems


The fatal problem with poetry: poems.

At the London Review of Books, Ben Lerner discusses the difficulty of memorizing Marianne Moore’s “Poetry” and how every failed poem is actually what makes poetry successful as a whole.

P.E. Garcia is an Editor-at-Large for the Rumpus and a contributor to HTMLGiant. They currently live in Philadelphia, where they were recently accidentally elected to be Judge of Elections. Find them on Twitter: @AvantGarcia. More from this author →