Monday, March 04, 2013

The Laurel Review at AWP 2013 Table S-3

Hey there!

So, are you going to AWP?  Well, if so, The Laurel Review will be at Table S - 3. That will be on the second floor. We'll be selling subscriptions. One year for $5.00 and two years for $10.00 (plus a chapbook!).

Here's a link to the maps:


At 3/11/2013 3:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the AWP panel description was "Camouflage and Capitalism: The Intellectual Appropriation of American Poetry"...

I wasn't at the AWP event, wish I was. Interesting thread running here, though. I'm curious - exactly where and how does capitalism/economics specifically enter the picture and get tied in to this cultural argument/discussion about aesthetics/poetics? Any new, interesting and coherent insights with a less broad brush from the panel?

What's the actual thesis or accusation? Academics are subverting the market system somehow with fraudulent over-intellectualization? What's the current market value on "soul," "wisdom" or "intelligence" anyway? Is the University like the central bank of of poetry, like the Fed, concerned with poetry's business cycle, liquidity, interest rates, inflation, etc? Are we in a dangerous and unsustainable "smart" or "dumb" bubble, and we should have a policy of expansion or contraction on one or the other? Are thinky academics using elliptical market distortions via University policy in cahoots with over-intellectual aesthetic preference causing poetic malinvestment and leading to the bankruptcy of cleverness? Is the University System of snooty intellects more like the too big too fail banks fleecing and plundering poetry by taking huge risks with the people's sincerity and/or irony, privatizing the profits and socializing the costs (or getting a bailout by MFA students)? Really though, who should play poetry's Treasury Secretary and its Fed Chair in the TV movie?

- Chris D'Errico

At 3/11/2013 3:51 PM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

Chris, I'm going to move your comment over to the correct comment stream. It somehow got bumped down here!



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