Thursday, February 21, 2008

So much talk between women

Women and poetry. They just never stop talking about it. Crowding up the comments boxes all over the internet. Tossing off opinions everywhere. Telling everyone else they're wrong. Got it backward. Forgot the most important poet ever. Don't know squat about this school or that. Mastheads overflowing with women. Women blogging about poetry and art. Women with opinions out there taking up space. Defining whole movements. Women with posses tagging them daily, hourly, reassuring little pats on their backs... Women reviewing and asserting grand theories, ways of organizing the canons. No wonder all the men are busy talking quietly amongst themselves...they can't get a word in.

8 comments:

cityofmushrooms said...

Ha!
You rock, Lemon Hound

Shawna Lemay said...

Brilliant post - thanks. Made my day.

lemonhound said...

Thanks for the comment.

Hedgie said...

Ain't it the truth? Poor Ron Silliman (http://www.ronsilliman.blogspot.com) can hardly get a 1,000 words in edgewise.

Jesse said...

don't forget, girls made punk rock

goo, actually; not dirty, which came next

be warned, the link traverses a file sharing site. be sure to clear your cache after viewing the page. (tho the guys who run it are nice guys. they make like $200 a day in paypal donations :)

lemonhound said...

Think I'll give that site a pass...

but thanks for the visit.

packageinsertofsorrows said...

This is great! I'm posting it as a quote to my Tumblr page (which feeds into my blog as well.)

lemonhound said...

Thanks sorrows.

Nice to see you.

LH