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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...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Recalcitrant Chapter

Sometimes a chapter will say to me: "Look, Jonathan, I appreciate you including me in this book, but really, don't you think I belong in a different sort of book altogether, with more chapters just like me? Really, I represent the most important topic here, and need to be expanded to fill the entire book. Why, my left leg alone is worth 30 pages."

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