28 abr. 2005

Who?

    Not knowing who someone is is the ultimate litmus test, but one that we will all fail at one time or another. For example, I haven't heard of many prominent contemporary "classical" composers, many middle-brow novelists and rock guitarists, not to mention television actors. I suspect that there are many writers--both poets and novelists--who have never heard of Bernadette Mayer. Someone, I forget who, was saying on a blog recently: "I was with some writers who didn't know who Creeley was."