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Jo

I've heard you say that before and am not quite sure what you mean by "bring others with you." Where? How?

I have created a half-assed banner for Internat'l Blog Comment Week. Woo!

badgerbag

well. it could easily mean bring others with you on a journey into pointless foolishness. but what I mean by it is that I see many a poet, whether crappy or not, spending all their energy on self-promotion. they only want to read their thing, and be listened to, and not hear anyone else's thing. People who come to some writery thing as a featured reader so they read for half an hour, and then they leave for the second half of the event when it's the open mike half-hour. they just want to get into some big name thing. I just respect the grass rootsy people more who make their own events rather than always sucking up to the established establishment. if I make a magazine, or like you did, make a writing group, then I see it as somehow more virtuous, ie itmakes some kind of community type of thing. like you and ep sharing a show at the cafe... a lot of artists and writers have a giant attitude and would not share the spotlight for even a second but would instead focus everything they had on themselves and putting other people down.

I guess like being a primadonna. they bug me and I keep meeting them.

If you listen to Bly or someone like that they actually spend a lot of time talking about other people's work that is cool or exciting, not just going "blah blah blah I wrote this poem one morning while I was drinking my coffee and thinking about the war and that's why I'm such a great poet."

badgerbag

it's also the thing that bugs me about history writing. it's often all about one unusual person but then if you dig just a little deeper into the history you see a giant fantastic dynamic community or network of people and all their interrelationships and that THAT is what made the coolness. Not the one person in the history like kerouac or something.

badgerbag

Whenever I start to go on and on about this I feel extraordinarily foolish.

Jo

I like your on and on-ness. I see what you mean now. It's cool and true! We tend to like to think about "genius" in the one artist standing alone, crazy and misunderstood. But so often it is something like Paris in the 20s or the Bay Area in the 2000s (heh heh) that fosters all the creative minds in the area.

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