CLICK HERE to continue reading John S. O’Connor’s fine article, “The Tree Inside My Head” — I chose it to illustrate my point because it is so direct yet sensitive and subtle, and I thank him for it:
CLICK HERE to continue reading Travis Nichols’ ill-conceived and boorish “Like/Dislike” presentation;
CLICK HERE to open Alan Cordle’s Comment to see what he said that got -67 Red votes;
CLICK HERE to read Christopher Woodman’s final comment on the Like/Dislike thread and to see how many votes his proposal actually got! (I mean, if you had read that plea, would you have passed it by in silence? And should I have been banned for that sort of writing and attitude?
Do you think I look frightening like a Mexican? Do my metaphors threaten to cut Travis Nichols’ grass or to wash his car? Does my language threaten his English Literature establishment?
Well of course it does, all of the above, but do you not think Harriet is the healthier for it?
Finally, do you think Martin Earl, Annie Finch, Joel Brouwer, and Eileen Myles, such wonderful Contributing Writers, felt limited by my presence? Did they feel cramped or threatened by my contributions? Did they feel the management needed to put me on censorship for almost 2 months and then to banish me altogether?)
CLICK HERE to go to The Poetry Foundation Contact Page to register your dissatisfaction with Blog:Harriet’s discriminatory policies and editorial mismanagement.