Nearly a century ago, Ezra Pound, perhaps the most Modern of the Modern poets, tore up everything that came before him with the battle cry, "Make it new!" Everything that had gone before was just a piss down the drain -- n ot just the poets of yesteryear, but all rhymes and devices. Already used, like toilet paper, they could not be used again unless one happened to be very, very dirty. Maybe Pound would... More >>>