Lawrence Schimel (desayunoencama) wrote,
Lawrence Schimel
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John Hollander

RIP John Hollander, poet and professor: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/books/john-hollander-poet-known-for-his-range-dies-at-83.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

I studied with him in the early 90s when I was an undergraduate at Yale and even before that his book RHYME'S REASON was one of my early primers on poetic forms.

Here is a clerihew about him by another of my Yale professors and his colleague Marie Borroff, which I think embodies both his love of wordplay and of form:

JOhn HOllander
WrOte a pOem shaped like a cOllander,
With hOles cOmpOsed Of rOws
and rOws Of capital O's.
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