“Bad poems are bad even

if they are three

hundred years old.”

—Alfonse Chiu










“When you review a poem, you should always talk about the poem,

and never about the poet.”

—Wan Phing Lim












“Style is different from competence, and it takes a discerning writer,

and reader, to tell and appreciate the difference between good writing

and stylistically meaningful writing.”

—S. P. F.










ISSUE 4.1 -- Art of the Review