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CfP: The Ecology of Meter: Meter and Language – Meter and Literature – Meter’s Past, Present and Future (special issue of RMN Newsletter)

Metrics is sometimes described as discipline run by people who spend their lives counting syllables. Nothing could be farther from truth – poetic meters do not exist in a mathematical vacuum, and knowing the number of syllables, feet etc. per line rarely equals knowing what a given meter is and how it works.