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What other ways has poetry been defined?

Different Poetic Paths

Poetry has been defined as a way of writing. In the early 1960s, Robin Skelton writes that poetry is difficult to define. It is well known that between poets, critics, and the captivated readers of poetry there’s been staggering disagreements. One could argue, that a poem “works”, simply because it affects someone else in a “deeply private level”.[1] Skelton, Poetry, pg. 1 However, once we enter the “professional” arena, it is not about this “feeling” but about form and execution. For example, Robin Skelton writes that the following poem is not an achieved poem but could that it become one:…

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Where does the word poetry come from?

The word poetry originally comes from the greek ‘poiesis’ which means: “a making, fabrication, creation, production”.[1] “ποίησις.” Greek Word Study Tool. Accessed July 10, 2015. According to the philosopher Martin Heidegger, Plato defines poiesis in “Symposium (205b):… “Every occasion for whatever…


What is poetry?

Poetry is a wandering window to and fro the unknown, a gateway. Poetry is the sacred chiming of silence that breaks down logic while still dreaming in Fibonacci spirals.[1] For example, there is a poetic form called FIB. This form…