February 1st, 2010 / 1:22 pm
Snippets

An enterprising individual has come up with a list of ten reasons why poetry is bullshit and folks have added to the list which is now a whopping 93 items long. It’s worth reading, chuckling over, agreeing with or railing against.

124 Comments

  1. Matt Cozart

      ZZZZIPP, i want to put you in my pocket and carry you around.

  2. Matt Cozart

      ZZZZIPP, i want to put you in my pocket and carry you around.

  3. ZZZZZIPP

      that’s the best thing anyone has ever said

  4. ZZZZZIPP

      that’s the best thing anyone has ever said

  5. jereme

      roxane,

      the comment was not directed towards you specifically. i meant to change it from “why are you promoting…” to “why is this being promoted…” but i got caught up at work and clicked the button before i could change it.

      i address people explicitly if i am directing a comment towards them.

      being critical of poetry is good. this list is not that.

      but “dana” is getting hits to her website now. good job dana.

  6. jereme

      roxane,

      the comment was not directed towards you specifically. i meant to change it from “why are you promoting…” to “why is this being promoted…” but i got caught up at work and clicked the button before i could change it.

      i address people explicitly if i am directing a comment towards them.

      being critical of poetry is good. this list is not that.

      but “dana” is getting hits to her website now. good job dana.

  7. Ross Brighton

      I don’t want to die, I just want to become everything and nothing all at once. That would be my happy place (except there wouldn’t be an I, or a place for that matter, or matter….

  8. jereme

      oh and i’m not sure what skewed version of reality you are wearing as a mask today but sharing links on the internet is promotion.

      endorsement is different. maybe you were thinking endorsement but typed promotion.

  9. Ross Brighton

      I don’t want to die, I just want to become everything and nothing all at once. That would be my happy place (except there wouldn’t be an I, or a place for that matter, or matter….

  10. jereme

      oh and i’m not sure what skewed version of reality you are wearing as a mask today but sharing links on the internet is promotion.

      endorsement is different. maybe you were thinking endorsement but typed promotion.

  11. Ross Brighton

      and not singularity, multiplicity…….. God I read far too much Deleuze

  12. Ross Brighton

      and not singularity, multiplicity…….. God I read far too much Deleuze

  13. jereme

      there are things to care about and there are things not to care about.

      this is most def in the latter bucket of bullshit.

  14. jereme

      there are things to care about and there are things not to care about.

      this is most def in the latter bucket of bullshit.

  15. Dana

      Hey, I like Abjective. That I do.

  16. Dana

      Hey, I like Abjective. That I do.

  17. Dana

      I did not ask to be linked to by this or any other entity. I would be pleased if this link were removed, actually. Or at least indifferent.

  18. Dana

      I did not ask to be linked to by this or any other entity. I would be pleased if this link were removed, actually. Or at least indifferent.

  19. Mark C

      i’m a champ at guessing genders.

  20. Mark C

      i’m a champ at guessing genders.

  21. ZZZZZIPPP

      but what one person cares about and what another person cares about are personal. jereme i’m sure you care about lots of trivial things, as well as lots of important things.

  22. ZZZZZIPPP

      but what one person cares about and what another person cares about are personal. jereme i’m sure you care about lots of trivial things, as well as lots of important things.

  23. ZZZZZIPPP

      “god” is right Ross, you’re concerned with “god”. zzzzip gets you, he was too. you can be part of the singularity right now though. go outside and sit in a park for hours–or become an electron, like me.

  24. ZZZZZIPPP

      “god” is right Ross, you’re concerned with “god”. zzzzip gets you, he was too. you can be part of the singularity right now though. go outside and sit in a park for hours–or become an electron, like me.