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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, June 13, 2011

Addiction

I'm addicted to seeing my name in print, to the intoxication of the ideas themselves. Like a true addict, I cannot just rely on past thrills, but need to reproduce the experience all of over again every time. If it has been too long since I've published anything, I get withdrawal symptoms.

Well, the analogy can only be pushed so far.

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