Those Other Po-Mo Poets By Daniel Klawitter

Those Other Po-Mo Poets
 
I am sorry for poets who are guided
by instinct alone; I consider them 
incomplete. —Baudelaire.
 
They are a species most mysterious
And are part of the avant-garde.
They are serious about being serious:
Humorless—Heavy—Hard!
 
Narrative is a no-no
And rhymes will cause a fit.
A limerick is considered loco
And sonnets sacks of shit.
 
But now that “experimental”
Has become the standard norm,
Isn’t it more subversive
To be a poet who writes in form?

Among other things, Daniel has been the lead singer/lyricist for the Indie rock band Mining for Rain and a poetry book reviewer for NewPages.com. His poems have appeared widely in journals and magazines, both online and in print, in Australia, the UK, and the U.S. including: The Australia Times, Colorado Life Magazine, The Galway Review, Plough Quarterly, and Think Journal. He is the author of six poetry collections including The Trickster: Poems for Very Clever Children & Silly Adults, which won a First Place Purple Dragonfly Book Award in 2020 for excellence in Children’s Literature.

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