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If There Were Two Kinds of Poems People Automatically Screw Up

these would be the War Poem (too facile/who cares what you have to say about what you read in the New Yorker) and Systems Poem (no center/too discursive). I think Philip Metres nailed them both. Here’s a review about mostly the systems part.

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Joe Hall is the author of five books of poetry, including Someone's Utopia (2018) and Fugue & Strike (forthcoming). His poems, reviews, and scholarship have appeared in Poetry Daily, The Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Postcolonial Studies, Peach Mag, terrain.org, PEN America Blog, Poetry Northwest, Ethel Zine, Gulf Coast, Best Buds! Collective, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. He has taught poetry workshops for teachers, teens, and workers through Just Buffalo and the WNYCOSH Worker Center.

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