Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Great Regulars: The problem had been how to transfer

a poem from paper to screen without either breaking a line up--a primal violation of the art form--or making the font size too small to read. It's unlikely that publishers can design a perfect solution, but they have managed to find acceptable compromises. In part, they credit advances in technology that make it easier to keep the original look intact. They also cite a technique long used in print.

The hanging indent.

The poet's worst fear is for a line to break up randomly, ruining the rhythm and mood of the verse.

from Hillel Italie: Associated Press: Poetry finally joining e-book revolution


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