Best American Hoaxery: How the Yi-Fen Chou Race Scandal Smokescreens the Deeper Malfeasance of Sherman Alexie and His Corporate-Backed Clan of Poetry Illuminati, or How Ted Hash-Berryman Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Getting Published Under the Pen Name “John Ashbery” 1

Best American Hoaxery: How the Yi-Fen Chou Race Scandal Smokescreens the Deeper Malfeasance of Sherman Alexie and His Corporate-Backed Clan of Poetry Illuminati,           or How Ted Hash-Berryman Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Getting Published Under the Pen Name “John Ashbery”
There’s a disturbing scandal gripping the world of poetry, and no, it’s not the one you think. First of all, is it really a surprise to anyone that Best American Poetry was caught with its hand in the “racists-only” cookie jar? You know, the one that your mom keeps way up on the highest shelf ...

Not Here The Darkness, In This Twittering World 2

Not Here The Darkness, In This Twittering World
Twitter now has 554,750,000 active users. There are an average of 58,000,000 tweets produced per day. The sheer volume of language that is released into the aether via Twitter is astounding, and far greater than that of all published poetry combined. Twitter allows any two users to instantly enter into dialogue, eschewing cultural restraints. When ...

Ism List

Poetry has an image problem. We got factored into whatever profit taking may be encumbering the horizon. Capitalism has made poetry a right of inheritance venture. You’ve gotta be talked up and blurbed and have friends on the inside. Do we need to offer a solution to the problem? Not until people go out of ...