The more I struggled to be plain, the more
Mannerism hobbled me. What for?
Since it had never truly fit, why wear
The shoe of prose? In verse the feet went bare.”
~James Merrill, The Book of Ephraim
In Verse the Feet Went Bare is a blog that was started in 2010 because there were almost no blogs dedicated solely to poetry. I’ve saddled myself with the contradictory task of discussing poetry in such a way that it is simultaneously thought provoking to those who are comfortable with poetry and inviting to those who still wear the shoe of prose.