As are your experiences at other people's readings.
McCain / Palin -- Just say thanks but no thanks.
They're a bridge to nowhere.
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On Oct 6, 2008, at 12:21 PM, Frederick Pollack wrote:
> Her professional accomplishments are beside the point.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Barry Alpert" <[log in to unmask]
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> Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 11:10 AM
> Subject: Re: 2 poems
> "Ann Lauterbach
> Ruth and David E. Schwab Professor of Languages and Literature
> Program(s): Integrated Arts, Literature, Writing Program in Fiction
> and Poetry
> B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison. Woodrow Wilson Fellow,
> Columbia University.
> Teacher and director of the literature program at the Institute of
> Contemporary Arts.
> Books include If in Time (2001); On a Stair (1997); And For Example
> (1994); Clamor
> (1991); Before Recollection (1987); Many Times, But Then (1979).
> Contributing editor,
> Conjunctions (1981- ). Wrote column "The Night Sky" in American
> Poetry Review. Grants:
> New York State Foundation for the Arts, Ingram Merrill Foundation,
> Foundation, MacArthur Fellowship (1993). Faculty, Milton Avery
> Graduate School of the
> Arts and Center for Curatorial Studies. (1997- ) David and Ruth
> Schwab Professor of
> Languages and Literature."
> Will Poetryetc's "board" post the list's language regarding sexism.
> That phrase "meaty
> masterpiece", within a context which can't be regarded as literary
> criticism and more
> closely resembles jealous personal assault (repeated from "before"),
> needs serious
> On Mon, 6 Oct 2008 09:45:32 -0400 Frederic Pollack wrote:
> This is really really really terrible. The word "light" - usually
> pronounced, at readings,
> with a kind of tearful gurgle before the l and a breathy-ecstatic
> gasp after the t; the "you"
> interpolated like a bumper between speaker and reader; the gassy-
> ethereal non-situation
> and non-emotions; the emphasis on "images" - otherwise she'd haveta
> "language" --- I've noticed this poet before; she seems to be
> respected by po-biz flacks.
> And why not? In her, Langpo meaningless mates elegantly with
> Mainstream triviality.
> On Mon, 6 Oct 2008 09:51:35 -0400, Frederick Pollack <[log in to unmask]
> > wrote:
>> Sorry - in my remarks on the Lauterbach poem, I meant to say
>> meaninglessness." -- After that meaty masterpiece of hers, these
>> two recent
>> ones of mine (no doubt overmasculinist, unpleasantly "closed,"
>> retrograde) may serve as a ... sorbet.