From the Virginia Quarterly Review:
The ten most common titles of submissions that we’ve received in the past year:
and (from their blog)
Those Vital Clichés
By Waldo Jaquith
March 14th, 2008
This was supposed to be a blog entry about how authors submit poetry to us covering clichéd topics that there’s just no way we’re going to print. But then I did the math, calculating the percentage of our submissions and published work that contain any of a dozen mainstays of poetic terminology, and found that precisely the opposite is true.
bone 9.1%/ 7.8%