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Did you all catch the Colbert Rapport last night? Or the rerun tonight. I do rely on Colbert to voice my inner rantings, and he did beautifully slicing and dicing and ripping-the-mask-off of and otherwise sending up the concept of “neutrality” as it relates to “heritage” in the case of Judge Sotomayor vs whitey, i.e., confirmation hearings.
Interesting to me as an editor/publisher with a commitment to publishing writing from lots of different generative areas, shall we say (no more “camps, cliques, etc.”), and as a poet-not-super-engaged-with-poetics, even as a poet who clings self-conciously to lingering humanist notions of “mystery” and “inspiration” and other products of solipsism–props I need to keep me writing, essentially–to compare and relate this to notions of transparency in language, transparency of ideology, schools of quietude and of materialism.