the established order
in the soul
In a totally encompassing private universe, individual experience manifests tendencies toward unity, difference, and harmony; who advocates a tendency REcreates the world of fact, tradition, perceptions. Writers of social narrative report observations of an individual act as a social event in order to share and thus to REpair shared personal, familial, and/or universal conditions. [cf F.H. Bradley]
PLOT, essential to traditional western literature, is often implied in other literature. Narrative poems [in meter, rhyme, and rhythm] and Narrative nonfiction [academic papers to appreciation or system analysis, etc] mimic conversational tone (exceptions are made). The emphasis here is system-- breaks in pattern for example are reader clues that emphasize reversals and recognitions. [cf T.S. Eliot and the "New" Critics]
POETRYREPAIRS seeks submissions with wit and humor, whose reversals and recognitions are evocative, informative, rich with meaning.
A confessional (about "me") should none-the-less be about all of us; An "I" is a persona, never the author/poet reporting an actual dream or diary entry. [cf Roland Barthes, Roman Ingarten, Carl Jung]
Walking along Main Street
I noticed two trucks crash
at the intersection ahead.
The drivers whipped
each other with
We never/seldom publish rhyme.
Our READERS come neither to bury nor to praise Caesar; Rather, the writer must give them something worth listening to. YES, we believe all poetry has an aural aspect (poems are meant to be read aloud).
GUIDELINES for poetryrepairs apply to poetry and prose [nonfiction].