opines on how the Foley story coverage hurts not only gays
but Democrats; on how women have a stake In Conoleeeza Rice
's success; talk radio in general; and how the Democrats have to play the religion card well to win, not only now, but in 2008.
posted by nj_subgenius
on Oct 27, 2006 -
An insightful piece of poetry criticism
by Adam Kirsch encapsulates the work of Charles Bukowski, popular poet with MeFi's
and others. Camile Paglia has a go at poetry crit in her latest, Break, Blow, Burn
I read the Kirsch piece because I have a passing familiarity with Bukowski, and if I saw someone reading a volume, I'd have some snap insight into what their interests may be. Though I often judge a reader by their book's cover, I could do this with very few poetry books, and I can't remember seeing anyone with a poetry book, or telling me about a poetry book in a long time. While some of us read for pleasure
, we probably aren't reading poetry. The slam poetry
movement of a few years ago seems to have lost its media fire. The death of poetry
is periodically announced, and others disagree
My casual observation is that many poetry lovers actually write poetry, and are not students of the genre. Poems are short, it's easy to call something a poem, and it may make the writer feel better to write one out. Rarely are they good, and rarer still will they find an audience outside of web communities
of other poetry writers. Can vigorous and accessible poetry criticism revive poetry readership? Does anyone who does not write poems read poetry, especially unfamiliar poetry? Will anyone cop to writing it but not reading it? And should we care?
posted by rainbaby
on Apr 26, 2005 -
The old battleaxe is back.
Impressed with his performance at the New School, Camille Paglia
and the Blog Queen
seem to have a bit of a partnership.
I post a link about the conflict in the Levant with fear, loathing, and asbestos, but nonetheless, this mini-article is a well thought-out piece.
posted by goethean
on Aug 15, 2002 -