Rotten Rejections: Emily Dickinson

“Queer–the rhymes are all wrong.”

“They are quite as remarkable for defects as for beauties and are generally devoid of true poetical qualities.”

Excerpted from: Bernard, Andre, and Bill Henderson, eds. Pushcart’s Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1998.

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