Kolby Harvey is a finalist (not semifinalist, but finalist) in the Black Lawrence Press Black River Chapbook Competition. Because he’s a BAD MAMA JAMA (Mothercake).
Kolby and Todd representing
still think it’s weird that people were so quick to say someone was speaking for something she never claimed to speak for, but i like The Wire and V is really funny, both those things matter to me more than art.
by Vanessa Angelica Villarreal
“Art is not separate from life, art is a part of life. Even in the most ordinary seeming lives, we are manipulating chaos in order to make a particular form. Just as there is a spectrum of consciousness from dreaming to waking, there is a spectrum of consciousness…
-the takeaway is that my generation can’t form a coherent argument
-what is she talking about? who is derrida?
-here’s a quotation she quoted
I normally disagree with that argument that there are too many MFA programs but in the case of Bethany Prosseda, I wonder. Why has she chosen to shell out so much money for a discipline she doesn’t much like? Can you imagine a painter getting out of an MFA program, saying I don’t “get” painting? Someone from architecture school, saying I don’t “get” buildings? In addition, she’s getting advice from Vice and Girls, when I would think she’s been exposed to so much mentorship and poetry in her program. It’s as if the MFA program has now become this waiting room for bored, privileged 20-something year olds to bide their time until they figure our what they really want to do.
i’m not going to find the source, but seems pretty true. not sure why the quotation is only referred to as “interesting” when it is really a direct attack on your person and you as an extension/example of your generation
-why are people still doing the whole subjective claim as truth thing, can’t we just either always reference sources and avoid theory, or just all agree that nobody has to believe the same thing and say cool cool.
-whoa, i went to school with this person? jk
-wonder if, because of claims, cu is more embarrassed or if she is more embarrassed or if i am more embarrassed or if people can separate a person from something that person doesn’t necessarily represent. huh.
-“here’s a reductionist’s argument against a reduced argument no one specifically put forth” (paraphrased)
-it’s spelled kimyae
-you don’t have to engage with everything man
-too much brushing confrontation aside, trying to demean everything while (by writing the thing) also acting like there is importance, but simultaneously acting like it doesn’t matter enough to take part in
-she’s for anarchy
-“i hate the coterie sort of exclusive approach, but let’s keep all this within the university” (paraphrase)
-isn’t accessibility about understanding
What a beautiful mind.