Saturday, April 24, 2010

Judith Fitzgerald gets it wrong

It's great that Fitzgerald is throwing support behind Rob McLennan for poet laureate of the blogosphere. It's a good vote, as I posted here earlier in the week, and I would be happy if he won. But not mentioning the fact that there is another Canadian poet up for the title is, well, it's just a little sloppy isn't it? I mean it's relevant to the slant she takes in her post. 

It's all pretty silly, yes, but you know...

So yes, go and vote for a Canadian. About the "vote often" slogan. Not sure that's actually legal.

And thanks to all of you who have voted for me.


nikki reimer said...

I've already voted twice from the same IP address, which seems to be allowed, and which also throws the whole thing into question, i.e., how "accurate" are the results if people can vote multiple times? What is this, Poet Idol?

Lemon Hound said...

Um yes, apparently many are voting twice...which yes, calls the whole thing into question. But what is the thing? What does it mean?

Very little.

If they made us do a little jig, that would make it fair.

Robert Lee Brewer said...

It is no more sloppy than spreading mistruths about me on your blog. I've shown great respect for all of the other bloggers.

When I started seeing random people attacking me and my poetry, I thought it was just some random people. I did not suspect it even possible that other well-respected bloggers would stoop that level.

That does nothing to further poetry; it only adds to the already fractured state of small poetic tribes--where one little group bickers with another group, instead of learning from each other.

Lemon Hound said...

Not sure what to say to that. I hope you find out who is attacking you and your poetry.

And good luck.

Lemon Hound said...

By the way, Mr. Brewer, I think you might be spreading some mistruths...I don't see anyone slagging you anywhere.

Robert Lee Brewer said...

We spoke about this privately today, and this might just be a case of you see things one way, and I see them another. Regardless of who is right or wrong, I want to sincerely apologize. I have always been about (and will continue to be about) uniting poets and inspiring new poets (and/or poets who have lost touch with writing) internationally; I will continue to do so. Best of luck to you!

Lemon Hound said...

Thanks Robert, we can agree to disagree, or perhaps simply agree to have different approaches.

No hard feelings and all apologies.

Onward, and good luck to you as well.