Can I play the Terminator?
"I'll be back. I almost said
au revoir. Auf wiedersehen. Etc"
On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 8:30 AM, Mark Weiss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Do you mean "anti-Boyg"?
> At 03:54 PM 1/25/2010, you wrote:
>> I'm thinking of starting an "Anti-Borg Collectivist MFA poetics"
>> movement. Anyone interested in joining?
>> On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 10:02:07 -0800, Catherine Daly
>> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> >> the choice of
>> >examples seems dulled, and based on a who's who in a part of a
>> poetry scene
>> >that, like all the others, thinks itself the centre of the universe.
>> >It's more ignorance coupled with enthusiasm, in my view. If one's map
>> >isn't that detailed, it only includes the prize winners, the faculty,
>> >the capitals.
>> >Some of these people are notorious for some of these lines in
>> >particular, or for using this grab bag of tricks, Harvey, Fulton,
>> >Shaughnessy, Bang, in particular.
>> >> This usage 'moves', it has some curious tones, does it not?
>> >I immediately thought of Libby Rifkin's _Career Moves_; her own career
>> >got a big push when she happened to be researching at UC San Diego
>> >during the pagemothers conference --
>> >Of course, my sneaking suspicion for the past twenty years is that
>> >free verse which relies on rhetoric, logical fluff ups, and a few
>> >slippery workshop tricks is dead. I have been proven wrong. And my
>> >work which is like this has been more difficult to get into print than
>> >the other stuff. There is a key variation, which is a sort of
>> >clotted, gothic, decorated style. And Cole Swensen's version of found
>> >poetry, especially now she teaches at Iowa.
>> >I am perhaps not proven wrong: the MFA culture has gotten larger and
>> >more powerful, and this is the writing which "comes across" to the
>> >converted, while not being "poet's poetry." I have been trying to get
>> >rid of books again, and the ones selling are just exactly this type of
>> >new work that's sort of dull.
>> >All best,
>> >Catherine Daly
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