My disappearance from the blogosphere
Now my old posts at the Poetry Foundation's Harriet are being attributed to other writers—e.g., Christian Bök on Harry Stephen Keeler.
(It turns out I am a big CB fan—but this is a disturbing trend!)
And my post on Gossip Girl is now attributed to "Poetry Foundation."
(I actually can't remember the topics of my other posts...but there were a bunch!)
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UPDATE (6/9): Thanks to Travis Nichols at the Poetry Foundation, my "classic" Harriet posts from 2007–2008 have been restored!
Wait, here are some more!
Let's revisit this one, from June 4, 2008:
Reading Lucian this morning*, I came across this:
“She said that Stratonice the wife of Seleucus had done something much more ridiculous….She set up a poetry contest with a prize of one talent. The theme was ‘an encomium of Stratonice’s hair’….
“Actually, she was bald and hadn’t a hair of her own. Even so, though this was the condition of her head and everyone knew that it had happened because of a long illness, she actually listened to the wretched poets calling her hair ‘hyacinthine,’ braiding curly ringlets and using the wavy celery as an image for the non-existent locks.”
— "In Defense of Images” (transl. Keith Sidwell), ca. A.D. 169
*Do you like how casually I introduced this information?