Poetry Trivia Questions

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  • September 22

    Question:

    Who was known as the "godfather of the Beats"?

    Answer ->

    Kenneth Rexroth

  • September 21

    Question:

    For what does Oulipo stand?

    Answer ->

    Ouvroir de littérature potentielle (Workshop of potential literature). Founded by Raymond Queneau, with its members including Italo Calvino, Oskar Pastior and Jacques Roubaud, Oulipo believed in composing its literary works under arbitrary constraints.

  • September 20

    Question:

    Who claimed that after Pablo Picasso's death, he would be best known as a poet --that encyclopedia entries would read: "Picasso, Pablo Ruiz: Spanish poet who dabbled in painting, drawing and sculpture."

    Answer ->

    Picasso made this claim about himself.

  • September 19

    Question:

    Who introduced the pantoum, a Malaysian poetic form, to Europe?

    Answer ->

    Victor Hugo is given credit for establishing this form to Europe.

  • September 18

    Question:

    While Tu Fu wrote 12 poems to or about Li Po, how many did Li Po write about Tu Fu?

    Answer ->

    These T'ang Dynasty poets only met twice, once in 744 and once in 745. Li Po, by this time, was an established poet. Only one poem from Li Po to Tu Fu survives.

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