The Poetry Question

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QOTD – March 19 – Is It Poetry?

A friend sent me a text message today, and it seems to work perfectly for the changing world of poetry.


What makes a poem a poem, and not just a story broken up into sentences? Is it the rhythm? What if there’s no rhythm? Is it still a poem?

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

One comment on “QOTD – March 19 – Is It Poetry?

  1. kiwiskan
    March 19, 2014

    It’s rhythm, but more than rhythm. It’s the ultimate painting with words. This is not an easy question, and something I’ll be putting more time into today…

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