An Injunction to The Poet to Embellish, Elaborate, and Barnumize

by Eric Walton on June 10th, 2014

Several years ago, a certain theater critic included in an otherwise very laudatory review of one of my shows the impertinent observation that a poem that I recited in the course of it could have been shorter. It was the only statement in his review which I found objectionable and in defense of my lengthy poem I composed (and here present) another lengthy poem.

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