Why Does Poetry Have To Be Self-Reflective?

Darren Cole

Deakin University

Why does it have to rhyme?

Why can’t I write poetry about video games or the Green Lantern?

Because poetry is the master art,

Because it is the magnum opus of all serious wordsmiths.

But shouldn’t it be fun?

Shouldn’t it be an expression of our enjoyment?



Darren Cole is a twenty-year-old Geelong writer who hopes to one day work in the film/television industry, or work in comics. Usually a genre writer, Darren likes to branch out and try other styles whenever possible.