To access our initial graphic of the man peeing in the stream,
click here — and unlike Harriet, let’s discuss it!
Congratulations, Harriet. You’ve managed your first 100 comment thread since you diverted the waters to Scarriet 5 months ago, but look out for your malodorous ditch!
Has anyone forgotten just how much water was flowing in your streams before the September 1st blockage? Just look at the raw statistics. Back then there were even 200+ threads — and 100 was quite normal, the streams were so clear and intense.
And now? Just look at the Jan. 25th article, “Poetry & Gender: Why Don’t More Women Do Blog Oriented Writing?” C. Perez sets it up like this, and in bold no less:
“questions: do you think women’s self-promotion in poetry differs from men’s self-promotion? what do you do to self-promote your work? are certain kinds of self-promotion gendered in identifiable ways?”
Gender differences in self-promotion? LOL
Yea, this is why I’m a poet. To contemplate issues like this.
The discussion quickly devolves:
“having grown up in a mostly athletic blue collar fraternity house atmosphere, crazy as this is going to sound, i came of age believing that the creation of any art, especially the writing of poetry, is for sissies. “
POSTED BY: SASSJEMLEON ON JANUARY 25, 2010 AT 2:45 PM
First Amber Tamblyn. Now this.
“I always feel ashamed, in my blog (not this one, my other one — see, it feels wrong even to write the name of that other blog!), if I directly mention a publication, or a book that’s come out.”
POSTED BY: BHANU KAPIL ON JANUARY 25, 2010 AT 2:58 PM
ZZZZZZZ At least the ‘sissies’ comment was slightly controversial.
Half the comments on the thread are by 3 people, ‘blue collar,’ the writer of the post, and a blogger named Greene.
So there’s this:
@All: This is the most fun comment thread I’ve had in…I mean jeez, you guys can all spell! Shoulda hung out with other writers more all these years, I guess…
POSTED BY: PETER GREENE ON JANUARY 26, 2010 AT 11:37 AM
“I’m not sure why you guys are bothering to engage with this obviously very myopic and ignorant blog troll. He is insulted by affirmative action and thinks women have more time to write because they’re housewives… why is that worth engaging?”
POSTED BY: JESSICA SMITH ON JANUARY 28, 2010 AT 2:13 PM
The Poetry Foundation blog may be a very dull place these days, but let’s look on the bright side.
Travis Nichols doesn’t have to invent clever ways to suppress discussion.
John Oliver Simon doesn’t have to be exposed to ideas he doesn’t agree with.
And that’s a good thing, don’t you think?