Lumpy pudding

Judging a poem is like judging a pudding or a machine. One demands that it work. Poetry succeeds because all or most of what is said or implied is relevant; what is irrelevant has been excluded, like lumps from pudding and 'bugs' from machinery. (Wimsatt & Beardsley)

Here we celebrate the excluded, lumpy parts of the pudding!

Jun 5, 2009 12:25pm
Writers’ Conference staff members (seated on porch) Bernard DeVoto, Robert Frost, Herschel Brickell, Director Theodore Morrison, (seated on step) Kay Morrison and Helen Everitt. Bread Loaf campus, Ripton, Vt.; August 1938
"The term (and the concept) “creative writing” dates from the nineteen-twenties, which is when Middlebury started the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, where Robert Frost served as the world’s first writer-in-residence." (Source)

Writers’ Conference staff members (seated on porch) Bernard DeVoto, Robert Frost, Herschel Brickell, Director Theodore Morrison, (seated on step) Kay Morrison and Helen Everitt. Bread Loaf campus, Ripton, Vt.; August 1938

"The term (and the concept) “creative writing” dates from the nineteen-twenties, which is when Middlebury started the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, where Robert Frost served as the world’s first writer-in-residence." (Source)

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