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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...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


I told a student who wanted to work with me: you have to be a reader of poetry first in order to be a critic. I would never criticize someone for not having read any particular author, but you should have pursued some reading interests.

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profacero said...

I told one he would have to read more to be viable for graduate school.

They keep thinking they need to design studies or get extracurricular activities on their vitae, and I keep telling them they just have to read more.

They want to design studies but not read the literature, and I think it is some kind of perversion.