Plagiarism in Poetry

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Plagiarism in Poetry

Post by Firebird » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:18 am

Interesting article in The Guardian about plagiarism in poetry. Kate Garret’s Bonnie’s Crew is mentioned too, as having experienced plagiarism.

It’s an interesting piece.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theg ... ions-build

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Re: Plagiarism in Poetry

Post by churinga » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:27 pm

I had a friend who was a composer and he said it was very difficult to know if a melodic phrase was original or was a memory he had mistaken for inspiration.
I am sure it happens in poetry and is excusable if it is just a few words,
When it goes beyond that then it is plagiarism and the poet who does it must either know it or be rather stupid.

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