Critical Linking for January 22, 2013

 

I see this position as not only being about writing my own poem for the nation, but also keeping a certain sense of continuity, and so their poems were some of the first places I went to—looking at how they quote/unquote solved the occasional poem.

Great interview with inaugural poet, Richard Blanco.

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You seem to think that nothing fun can have value; that only grimdark portentousness and dystopia mean anything. You wallow in human suffering and despair, and frankly—it makes me tired.

Does speculative fiction need to lighten up?

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No one thinks of Richard Ford as a manly-male writer, but I don’t think a woman would write what Richard Ford writes. I just don’t think it would happen.

The more I think about this statement, the stranger it gets. Could I write what Richard Ford writes because I am a man? There is a missing logical piece here.

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