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I don't see that editing in or out or at all, is a question significantly
to be toyed with, when we limit (aren't we?) the discussion to strategies
of marketing in other people's smallish press poetry; it's not some
priggish, osmotic didacticism, I don't expect or even strenuously hope
that "others will realize" - by some mirror reaction (though I don't quite
appreciate which) or otherwise - that they ought to share my irritation.
Perhaps they oughtn't, if for them this offshoot of marketing practice is
capable of becoming an issue with regard to which they feel some
speculative zest.  I just don't feel that any remarkable subversion or
enlightenment is likely to transpire when 'marketing' is coerced into a
(fretful/placid) dialectic with its imaginable opposites.  What I can 
do, and what these mini-rants might come to have expressed, is to 
maintain within my own marketing behaviour some equable respect for
people's capacity to approach my output without an assault of persuasive
classification.  This attitude would barely survive as a -moral-, given
the broader environment, besides which the term is of severely repressed
relevance since my access to that environment is utterly tenuous.  You
say, "everyone is reluctant to start", as if this condition were an
epidemic hindrance; as I see it, hardly anyone ever cares either way, but
those who are reluctant shouldn't be stigmatised: it is intrinsic to the
commercial mechanics that some people (perhaps justly) distrust, to avert
any positive interest from those of a deliberate, Cynic unpreparedness.                         





Keston



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