Tuesday, January 21, 2003

I got all exercised by Dinitia Smith's article about Anthony Hecht in yesterday's New York Times and was going to write something incendiary about the incredibly stultified and overstuffed entities that pass for poets and poetry in mainstream media. Fortunately, Kasey Mohammed has beaten me to it: check out today's blog at http://limetree.blogspot.com/.

I don't know Kasey personally, but that's how he signs his posts to the Poetics list. The speed and casualness of today's Internet communication make articles like the one in the Times ("yesterday's Times"—what meaning does such a phrase have today?) seem all the more poignantly outdated—a total lack of imagination when it comes to the medium as well as the message.

It's bitter cold in Ithaca and getting colder.

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