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American Poetry Ain't No Thang (NOTES ON: "Is American Poetry Still a Thing?")

In a long but engrossing essay on literary history, Stephen Burt asks: “Is American poetry still a thing?” Pithy questions need long clarifications. Here are his: 576 more words


Ideology of Poetry

“They do not know it, but they are doing it”
So poetry must be this
Same kind of ideology
Where intent and significance are bled out completely… 113 more words


The crowd, your work, and choice

The crowd prefers sweets.

The crowd gets on its feet when your band plays the big hit, and sits down for the new songs.

The crowd will pay far more for a steak dinner than a vegetable one, regardless of cost or effort or value. 123 more words


Arguing till they're blue in the face. - The Europe debate - David Baldelli

The thing about arguments, especially long running arguments is that there is a real risk that pride hinders any possibility of having ones mind changed. When we argue are we attempting to change each other’s mind? 706 more words


Common Ground

Today’s readings (click below to open in new tab/window):
Psalms 98; 146, Leviticus 26:1-20, 1 Timothy 2:1-6, Matthew 13:18-23

Politically speaking, Christians are all over the map. 456 more words



So I’m watching a news program featuring a bunch of Trump supporters and one in particular stood out in my mind. The gentleman identified himself as gay (though not trans-gendered) and complimented Trump on not bothering with the issue of where he peed and was concentrating on more important issues. 568 more words


No direction

There are millions of college seniors beginning their job search in earnest.

And many of them are using the skills they’ve been rewarded for in the past: 190 more words