CRITICAL LINKING: December 8, 2011

Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.


“I am no longer doing interviews on the internet.”

I’m just way, way too busy at my job at the buggy-whip factory.


“I’m uncomfortable about the fact that Aurum Funds, an investment company which exclusively manages funds of hedge funds, is sponsoring the administration of the Eliot Prize; I think poetry should be questioning not endorsing such institutions and for that reason I’m withdrawing from the Eliot shortlist,” said the Devon-based poet.”

So you can’t accept prize money from an institution you are interested in questioning. Lotta folks gonna need to give their NEA grants back…


“In 1963, a sixteen-year-old San Diego high school student named Bruce McAllister sent a four-question mimeographed survey to 150 well-known authors of literary, commercial, and science fiction.”

And some of the damn fools responded.

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