Marsh Hawk Review is an online poetry journal sponsored by the Marsh Hawk Press collective. Marsh Hawk Review will appear twice a year, under the revolving editorship of collective members. Each issue will offer a selection of poems solicited by the editor, in addition to new work posted by poets in the collective.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Crossover Poems: Lozada, Mackey, Matz, McIntosh, Moseley, and Tabios

A long-emerging internationalism in poetic language and style affects these poems, which include other languages than English in their construction. While incorporating foreign words and structures in poetry is not new, sources of this modern internationalism are not limited to immediate geographies--such as the European languages and forms adopted into English poetry during the Renaissance. Here are examples of poems incorporating traditional and far-flung language incorporations: Anglo Saxon, Spanish, Philippine Tagalog, and Portuguese.

-- Sandy McIntosh

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