– Aren’t afraid to indulge in language, playing with words like toys even while working them like building materials.
– Don’t shy away from rhyme, if it suits their purpose (but will wax prosaic as needed).
– Can weave traditional, pop-cultural and net-generation imagery into something that the faculty can still recognize but that the students won’t ignore.
– Engage with the world in their art, whether through working class themes or impressionistic/abstract collage.
To get a taste of what the younger generation of poets is up to, order a (free) copy of this year’s chapbook of selections from the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers – featuring winner, Garth Martens and finalists, Raoul Fernandes and Anne-Marie Turza – from: http://www.writerstrust.com/Awards/RBC-Bronwen-Wallace-Award-for-Emerging-Writers.aspx