28 abr. 2005

The game of "not-having-heard-of-x" could be potentially infinite. There's something nasty about it--like making fun of the undergraduate who had never heard of Apollo. Writing a poem about an undergraduate who has never heard of Apollo is even worse. There should a certain humility brought into play. I had never heard of Ronald Johnson until I read an essay by Guy Davenport about him, maybe 12 years ago or so.