In a message dated 4/7/03 9:43:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:

Grammar is central to any genuine poetics because it is a constant cue to
relations of words and phrases.   And in poetry it is fundamental to see
nuanced relations.  Sorry, but I think only amateurs think otherwise

My God, absolutely.  Nancy is right -- too bad so damn many poets are amateurs.