4000-page pdf

This is too funny. Every poet in the blogosphere must be listed here. Check out the comments box.

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10 thoughts on “4000-page pdf

  1. My GOD, they missed me out!

    Actually Glen, I’d be pretty miffed if they’d used my stuff without asking. It’s only manners, and as my old Grandma said, manners cost nothing…

    But not even to use my stuff??

  2. …or indeed, a comment on the nature of “publication” generally. It is funny. I can’t see this .pdf ever being produced, but if these guys actually do it, it will be a social artwork, not a poetry anthology.

  3. Maybe it is an arm of the International Library of Poetry and they will be sending all those writers a request for $39.95 so their winning poem can be entered in the “contest.”

  4. It has actually appeared. It seems as though the poems aren’t written by their purported authors, but are generally terrible poems. I can’t be bothered to find mine to check.

    I don’t really care. However, if any writer decides to sue, on the basis that their reputation has been lowered by being falsely linked to a crap poem, the organisers of the ‘anthology’ are in big trouble.

  5. Rob,

    Well, yes, though it would be interesting to see how the poet could prove damages. “Diminution in value of internet reputation”–and for a poet!–interesting project to try to quantify that. Angelina Jolie’s lips, Lindsay Lohan’s breasts, sure; but a blogger’s rep? I am uncomfortably reminded that De minimis non curat lex.

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