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Subject:

'tis t'ain't t'is t'ain't t'is t'ain't

From:

"Jon Corelis" <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Jon Corelis

Date:

Sat, 19 Dec 1998 08:38:22 PST

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   I have to agree with Peter that this list is not a proper place for 
hot personal disputes, even if they arise from literary events.  I by no 
means would presume to dictate what people can post, but I feel it is 
quite appropriate for me to point out that many of us view such duels 
with all the fascinated interest we would feel in observing two nine 
year olds playing an endless game of "got you last" in the back seat of 
the car.  May I suggest that as a courtesy to the rest of us those who 
wish to engage in public wrangling at least take care to ensure that 
their headers accurately reflect the agonistic nature of their emails, 
so that the rest of us can react accordingly.  As a public service I 
have provided in the header of the current message an example, which 
future disputants should feel free to use.

   I also agree though less enthusiastically with Tim's objections to 
straying into politics strictly speaking.  I have to admit that I found 
Robin's email of interest, and I tend to feel that any sort of protest 
against the current atrocity should be welcomed.  But once we start 
talking politics, there's no end to it, and as Tim points out there is 
no lack of other forums[*] for such expression.  

   On the other hand, poems about the current situation, or 
considerations of how poets or poetry can affect it or are affected by 
it, would be very much in order.

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* Proper plural is fora but whenever I say that people look at me funny.

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