Sunday, April 17, 2005

Foetry lawsuit

The other day I read that some whiner is trying to sue the Iowa Writers' Workshop for running an unfair book contest. I think it was one of the humorless geeks from foetry.com. Wait! You mean the faculty at IWW engage in academic cronyism! Stop the fucking presses. You mean you sent them your manuscript and a check and they didn't pick YOU. You mean--my god--you actually trusted the IWW faculty to impartially read those manuscripts dredged up from the pile? Sucker.

10 Comments:

Blogger whatever3484 said...

Easy there. Not everybody is in the know the minute they are born. It takes a while to discover how this publication racket works. Many initially assume it's a meritocracy of some sort, like ice skating, you nail the triple toe loop you get the medal. I don't think there are any actual lawsuits at this time. I went through the Better Business Bureau but that was like giving the university presses a vigorous back massage, they actually felt the better for it, nothing changed.

4:00 PM, April 23, 2005  
Blogger Snark said...

Why do people who respond to posts on this site keep telling us to "go easy" or "not blow a gasket"? Did you see the name of the site?

11:19 AM, April 24, 2005  
Blogger whatever3484 said...

It's just an expression. I could have said "Wait a minute" although I would not expect you to stop what you are doing and wait 60 seconds. It's just language padding.

2:57 PM, April 24, 2005  
Blogger Agent Trochee said...

"language padding"? is that like a training bra for stupid, immature comments?

9:13 AM, April 26, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most poets and poetry lovers play the sucker more than, say, the common businessman. It's a rare poet that's truly hard-boiled.

Otherwise, said poets would write combustible non-fiction and get paid for it.

Fire it up.

Tourbillon

1:59 PM, April 26, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems pretty obvious that judges are gong to choose manuscripts by students they've infected/guided with their own aesthetics. And so what? So what, so what, so what?

3:03 PM, April 26, 2005  
Blogger Snark said...

So what? So they're narrow-minded cronies. But cronyism is a great tradition in poetry. Long live the cronies!

9:29 PM, April 27, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not cronyism, it's COMMUNITY motherfucker!

Can you please show a little respect....

8:27 AM, April 28, 2005  
Blogger Snark said...

Oh yeah, "community." My bad.

11:58 AM, April 28, 2005  
Blogger Agent Trochee said...

Death to community! Long live the isolated individual. May he pirate the respect & prizes of the collective. Piss on your red hat! A pox on support systems. Hail the coming of the personal. Hooray solipsistic collective action when singular effort is not enough. Your spectacle is my investment.

4:02 PM, May 01, 2005  

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