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Why Twitter's "Poet Laureate" Has No Plans to Unmask His Real Identity
2016-07-05 19:27:02 GMT
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"He’s partial to cryptic crosswords, the doggerel of Ogden Nash and titles like “No, You Cannot Borrow My Mobile Phone Charger.” “I’m not particularly keen on abstract poems so willfully opaque that they can only be enjoyed by other poets or academics,” he says. Bilston might as well be deconstructing the appeal of his own verse when he says his favorites “all have a magical blend of poignancy and accessibility. And they make me laugh.”"
"In his tweet-length poems, he juggles entendres: “you took / the last bus home / don’t know how you got it through the door / you’re always doing amazing stuff / like that time / you caught a train.” But the playful needling becomes a skewer in his longer fare."
"thank you / for your seal of approval / I hope this will now lead / to the removal / of your sea lion / of stricture / and walrus / of disapprobation"
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