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Thursday, 5 March 2009
Bif! Bang! Pow!
We're big fans of Jason Guriel ("gift from god" is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot). His terrific new post has gone live at the Harriet blog ("When we automatically assume that poetry can’t speak to the non-specialists we chloroform and gag an entire art form") and his defense of negative reviews in the current print edition of Poetry magazine ("negativity, I’m starting to think, needs to be the poetry reviewer’s natural posture") seems to have knocked a few people sideways.