OF POETS AND CRITICS: SEUN LARI-WILLIAMS VS. THE ERINYES OF NIGERIAN POETRY

When John Greenleaf Whittier (then already an established poet) first got a hold of Walt Whitman’s poems, he dismissed them as “loose, lurid, and impious,” and summarily threw his gift-copy of Leaves of Grass, Whitman’s book, into the fireplace. Some other critics also lampooned Whitman at the time, describing his poems, variously, as “noxious weeds,”… Continue reading OF POETS AND CRITICS: SEUN LARI-WILLIAMS VS. THE ERINYES OF NIGERIAN POETRY