Eleanor Wilner.

From the first essay, Eleanor Wilner’s, in Poet’s Work, Poet’s Play:

I should add that metrical, stanzaic form may be a contributing factor but is not sufficient by itself to produce aesthetic distance. I was once at a reading where an accomplished poet read an extremely well-made, metrically impeccable, elegantly and subtly rhymed sonnet whose subject was a graphic, move-by-move description of herself masturbating. Who could help thinking, ‘Honey, we know how it’s done’?”

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