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"I believe that a true poem, whatever its subject or style, has a density of meaning, a felicity of language, and an authenticity of feeling that cannot be faked - a mysterious synthesis that doesn't happen every time a poet picks up a pen, but is born of some urgency of the moment."
                    — from "Poetry's Bottom Line: Towards an Essay on Poetics"


"Poetry's Bottom Line" is from Little Eurekas: A Decade's Thoughts on Poetry by Robyn Sarah (Biblioasis, 2007). Little Eurekas contains essays on all aspects of poetry: reading it, writing it, teaching it, editing it, publishing it, and reviewing it.


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