Am I a Spammer or a Solicitor or a Crunchiest?
So, you ever heard of Legitimate Dangers? If you haven't blogged about it you've probably never heard of it.
I kind of feel like weighing in on the discussion but a) I haven't read it, b) much of what I would want to say would regard wanting people to read it before they respond and c) I think have a little Lincoln, Nebraska pride. I like Michael and the more ad hominem attacks I see the more I want to support his work. Go Cornshuckers.
K. Silem Mohammad's post seems valid (keeping in mind I haven't read the book) but it seems to me that he loses too much by choosing not to mention the poems at all. Yes, there is a critical structure behind the editorial process and it seems like Mohammad does a good job of putting pressure on it to watch it fall apart (this is not the ad hominem stuff i was talking about). He's a ninja, that's how ninjas operate. I like ninjas. But is it inherently conservative of me to want someone who talks about the anthology to acknowledge that it has poems in it?
In other news I think Zach & I might have tried to send out spam today--or perhaps it was just a solicitation, which doesn't sound much tastier. We just want everyone to know they can refill their inkjets for cheap, cheap, cheap.
Also: "The voiceless man who walks keeps on carting his black sand from a distant volcano known only to himself, to the beaches he pretends to share with us. How can he run faster when he is growing so desperately thin? One of us whispers" 'He goes faster and faster because if he stops, if he slows down--he will fall.'
We are not going any faster, we are all hurtling onward--for fear of falling."
--Edouard Glissant, Poetics of Relation
Also, hello back at you Adam, Anne.
Also, new Paul Motian Band release!
Also, spellcheck wanted to switch Cornshuckers to "crunchiest." It's a good revision.