PROLOGOMENA TO AN ESSAY ON SATIRE by R. Nemo Hill
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As any wise ass surely must confess,
Without the wise, the ass is powerless.
Following in the exacting footsteps of Alexander Pope, Hill puts a suit of sonic discipline on satire's naked thrust. Hill moralizes satire, rejecting the opinionated cheap-shot and the lazy cynic's self-exempting attack on everyone else
(MARVIN COHEN / author, Monday Night Rhetoric of The Love Club)
Mr. Hill's metrics and rhymes are flawless. Ever since Matthew Arnold asserted that Pope was a fine prose writer and no poet, this style of didactic verse has had its detractors, and in the twenty first century not all readers have the patience for the rhetorical flourishes the style requires. Nevertheless lovers of Pope and Dryden should rejoice: Mr. R. Nemo Hill is your new hero.
(ANNA EVANS / Raintown Review)
Staple Bound Chapbook
Originally published by Modern Metrics Press