Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Lawyers and poetry

Lawyers and poetry--an unusual combination?  Not at all!!  The Legal Studies Forum, edited by James R. Elkins, occasionally publishes the poetry of contemporary lawyers.  The website includes an index of lawyer poets.  I note with some relief that my random sampling of poems uncovered none with law as its topic.

Hmm.  Wonder if haiku submissions are encouraged?



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The Legal Studies Forum does indeed publish the poetry of lawyers. In the past three years we've published something like 1,500 pages (yes...1,500 pages) of poetry by lawyers. And, there has, I'm proud to say, been some haiku. We'd publish more of it, but good haiku is rather hard to come by.

Posted by: James R. Elkins | Jun 3, 2006 6:01:25 PM

Those not on the legal writing professors' listserve may not be aware that haiku is the preferred poetry format for legal writing professors when they are grading papers and emoting about that process. :)

- Sue Liemer

Posted by: Sue Liemer | Jun 4, 2006 9:25:47 AM

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