Just get the poems out there

It’s more than a decade old now, but I still like Shanna Compton’s essay on poets blogging. It includes this quote from Ron Silliman’s debut blog post:

“Blogs have been around for awhile now, but to date I haven’t seen a genuinely good one devoted to contemporary poetry, so it may prove that there is no audience for such an endeavor. But this project isn’t about audience. The fact that the blog has the potential to carry forward the best elements of a journal and seems inherently prone to digressive, if not absolutely plotless, prose gives me hope that this form might prove amenable to critical thinking.”

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