Thursday, March 03, 2011

literary pet peeve

This will probably get me in trouble with other readers of high brow
fiction, but i hate, and i mean hate when authors include other
people's peotry in their stories. i'm not a huge fan of poetry to
begin with. so much of it is crappy, mushy romantic schlock. i'm down
with the angry, political, cynical stuff though. but when it's
included in my fiction i get growly. if i wanted to read poetry i
would buy the books (lord knows poets need the money) but i'm reading
fiction! i want an interesting narrative uninterrupted by the author's
wish to show off how pretentious their own reading habits are.

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

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