Coming Soon to an AWP Near You?
I really have no idea where this came from (WikiLeaks is my guess). The email address that sent the email with this didn’t have much for clues, and it was signed by the company. But on the off-chance that there really is going to be a table at AWP with bumper stickers, it seemed like it might be worth posting. I might even buy one or two. If they’re not too expensive. And they seem to be open to further suggestions, though if you decide to suggest, please keep it clean.
I’m still ambivalent about posting it, though. One person’s satire is another’s snark. And a few of the references elude me entirely. (Maybe someone can clue me in on Amiri Baraka and Barrett Watten?) And it seems odd that one of these mentions a regional university in Missouri, since I teach at a regional university in Missouri (though I never went to Iowa). I feel a little double-dog dared.
Offensive? In good fun? Anyway, if anyone complains that these are over the line, I’ll take them down.
Here you go:
Bumper Stickers We Plan to Sell at the 2011 AWP
WHAT WOULD FRANZ WRIGHT DO?
I KNOW WHERE LEW WELCH IS HIDING
MY OTHER POEM'S A HYBRID
FLARF: THE AWP’S WAY OF MOCKING DUMB PEOPLE
FREE KENT JOHNSON
HIP-HOP: THE REAL “NEW FORMALISM”
LANGUAGE POETRY: IT’S NOT YOUR FATHER’S IVY LEAGUE ANYMORE
HONK IF YOU'VE SLEPT WITH MARK STRAND
THE FENEON COLLECTIVE: THEY’RE NOT JUST FOR BREAKFAST ANYMORE
WHAT HAPPENS AT AWP STAYS ON THE INTERNET
KENNY GOLDSMITH IS MY FAVORITE MUPPET
AMERICAN HYBRID IS FOR LOVERS
I HAVE AN MFA; WHAT’S YOUR EXCUSE?
THE POETRY FOUNDATION IS WATCHING
POETRY MAGAZINE: WHERE INTERBREEDING MAKES THINGS OK
DON'T BLAME ME, I DIDN'T GO TO IOWA
DID HE REALLY SAY POETS ARE THE LEGISLATORS OF THE WORLD?
MY PARENTS WENT TO IOWA AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY BOOK
I WENT TO IOWA AND NOW I TEACH AT SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI STATE
POET LAUREATES, THE OTHER WHITE MEAT
DON’T BLAME SETH ABRAMSON FOR YOUR SUFFERING
POETS & WRITERS: THE MAGAZINE FOR WINNERS
WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO LUCY BROCK-BROIDO?
MY PARROT’S A FLARF POET
YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS A RON SILLIMAN
I WAS AT THE WEDDING OF AMIRI BARAKA AND BARRETT WATTEN
WHICH DICKMAN ARE YOU?
DID YOU SAY YOU’RE A BIG POET AND YOUR NAME IS DICKMAN?
POETS FALL UPON THE THORNS OF LIFE. THEY BLEED.
I TOOK A CLASS IN DOGGEREL VERSE WITH MICHAEL ROBBINS
ROMANTIC POETS ALWAYS LEAVE SPOTS
BUT SETH ABRAMSON SAID THIS WAS A FULL RELEASE MFA PROGRAM!
JOSHUA CLOVER IS MY REVOLUTIONARY LEADER
BECAUSE ANIS SHIVANI SAID SO, THAT’S WHY
YOUR MFA PROGRAM DRESSES YOU FUNNY
AN AWP OF ONE
AWP IS MY CO-PILOT
I FLEW ON LYN HEJINIAN’S LEAR JET
IT'S TWO A.M. AT THE AWP. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE?
GERALD STERN DOES IT BETTER
SMILE, WILLIAM LOGAN LOVES YOU