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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Distinctive Approach

I've always wanted to have a distinctive approach, not to do generic work that could have been done by anyone else. I never worried very much about following trends. I think that several trends have been born and died since I began work about 25 years ago, but that my work remains current--no more or less fashionable than it was when I started.

I hear a lot of complaints about having to read the umpteenth article on historical memory, post-trauma, or whatever the flavor of the month is.

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