Poetry Trivia Questions
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What Elizabethan poet described Petrarch's influence on verse writing as being like Procrustes' bed?
Because the sonnet had become so popular that poems that were too short for the form were stretched to fit it and those too long for it were cut short, Ben Jonson likened Petrach's influence to Procrustes' infamously adujstable bed.
What Beat Poet inspired Robert Lowell to stop writing formalist poems and develop the poetics of confession he would use in Life Studies ?
In 1974 what poet refused to accept the National Book Award as an individual, instead joining with two other female poets to accept it on behalf of all silenced women?
Adrienne Rich. She shared it with her co-nominees Alice Walker and Audre Lorde.