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Happy 25th Anniversary to RomComs

If you didn’t know, my friend (Susan Elliott Brown) and I are the founding editors of the recently founded RomComPom: A Journal of Romantic Comedy Poetry. Coincidentally, the modern RomCom was born 25 years ago. That’s good accidental timing on our part.

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Over at Grantland, they are holding a Rom-Com Week, including this second article “The Rom-Com Hall of Fame: Champions and Challengers: Weighing the candidacies of the all-timers, the almost-weres, and the Heigls of the genre.” We hope that you are like us and will be following Grantland all week long.

The second article in the series begins:

It’s been 25 years since the birth of the modern romantic comedy. Beginning with When Harry Met Sally . . .  in 1989, the genre has become a launching pad for some actors and a refuge for others. In these movies we find predictable moments, heightened notions of love, and a lot of questionable outfits. And while the genre has morphed over the years, we’re still in love with rom-coms — so we’re celebrating them all week. Welcome to Rom-Com Week. Today, we look at the titanic figures of the modern rom-com and…

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