WHY ARE PEOPLE SO INVESTED IN KENNETH GOLDSMITH? OR, IS COLONIALIST POETRY EASY?

WHY ARE PEOPLE SO INVESTED IN KENNETH GOLDSMITH? OR, IS COLONIALIST POETRY EASY?

Kenneth Goldsmith reading “The Body of Michael Brown” (screenshot via @soulellis/Twitter) “Insofar as poetry has a social function it is to awaken sleepers by other means...

VIDA: Fund the Count

VIDA: Fund the Count

VIDA was founded to cut through the bull. People had this intuitive sense that the literary culture was unbalanced, that women were being systematically excluded....

Biting The Hand: VIDA Women Discuss Their Selection For The Best American Series

We’ve arrived with the numbers for the Best American series, interested to see how women fare on the “Best American” front. Parity has eluded us again. Moreover, your work has appeared, at some point, in these anthologies, and now you’re playing for Team VIDA! While our goals are to point out imbalances, query and explore the implied bias, I’m wondering if you all feel a little conflicted, as though you’re biting the proverbial hand that feeds or, at least, has praised you? (more...)