27 February 2005

" [the] poetry plant had become a killer weed ..."

Exerpt:
"...[the] poetry plant had become a killer weed that, by its numbers of public practitioners, endangered more useful growth ...
Source: Peter Horn, 1968, commenting on the first three numbers of New Coin Poetry in South Africa. Quoted by poet/academic Michael Gardiner in his 32-page article: "Time to talk: Literary magazines in the Pretoria-Johannesburg region, 1956 to 1978". [link]

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