A criticism of criticism; or, everyone’s a critic, but you’re a bad one.
I’m sure you’ve all seen this new list of the 15 most overrated authors: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anis-shivani/the-15-most-overrated-con_b_672974.html#s123773 To summarize, per Anis Shivani, they are: Amy TanAntonya NelsonBilly CollinsHelen VendlerJhumpa LahiriJorie GrahamJohn AshberyJonathan Safran FoerJunot DiazLouise GlückMary OliverMichael CunninghamMichiko KakutaniSharon OldsWilliam T. Vollman Sure, everyone who reads that list is going to say, “OMG, ____ totally belongs there!”…
On LOCUSPOINT: Clarifying and expanding
From Eduardo: The “Phoenix” installment of LOCUSPOINT is up and running. Go have a read. Notice anything? Each contributor has an MFA from ASU or works for ASU. This installment isn’t about Phoenix poets. It’s about ASU MFA poets and the ASU MFA program. That’s not a bad thing. I do like Sean Nevin’s work,…
A Brief Documentation of the Subtle Shift in American Foreign Policy
1941“We have nothing to fear but fear itself!” 2008“We have nothing to fear but a Democrat in the White House!”
Accessibility versus Engagement
I was thinking tonight about art. Specifically, I was thinking about how art is art because it creates a response in the viewer—isn’t this the fundamental definition of what we consider art? That it makes us think, feel, reconsider, review, etc? Also, I think, art is sometimes art because it is presented in the context…