Getting Away with Corny

The last thing any aspiring poet wants is corny. You know, where readers look at your poem and say, "Seriously? This is (fill in the blank) cornball, schmaltzy, over-the-top, stereotype-bad!" This is especially dangerous in contemporary poetry. In olden times corny was not only forgiven, it was expected--a hallmark of the times, even. What constitutes … Continue reading Getting Away with Corny

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