Monday, July 5, 2010
Is poetry blogging dead, redux
I don’t even read blogs anymore, really—because when I finish a post that someone took the time to write (maybe it’s not brilliant—maybe it’s too brilliant and I don’t understand a word of it) up pop the CFBs [Comment Field Bullies], trashing the joint like rednecks at a state park: Carving their names into trees, kicking empty beer bottles in the lake, tossing Aquanet cans in the camp fire, and hollering loud enough to scare the animals away. They’re exactly the kind of Yahoos I want to avoid when I have a moment to catch up on the news in Poetryland.
-- Jennifer L. Knox; read full text here.
Pictured: Typical poetry blog comment box
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