Saturday, August 08, 2015

i just read this short essay by ks based poet/scholar jonathan mayhew in defense of the plain style.  i agree with mayhew.  i think his focus is on critical writing but i think mayhew's agurment extends to poetry.  i think, or i try, to write in a plain style.  simplicity of language is important to me.  but clarity, simplicity even, does not mean simple.  say it plain does not un-complicate the world.  indeed, simplicity can with great facility explore this crazy world we call home thru language that, hopefully all, or most, of us can understand.   


At 7:44 PM, Blogger John B-R said...

You are certainly a master of the plain style.


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