Monday, 15 September 2008

Epic Rites

Really massively pleased that Epic Rites will be including my poem – America: Ignorance is no Excuse - in their first issue. And very pleased that they have the balls and enthusiasm to use something so political. A great ultra-fast response from Wolfgang Carstens too (who said: “America is an incredible poem. I had planned on rocking the boat a little - not tipping the fucker over.”)

My thing is, of course, wonderfully subtle and understated, and shows a great deal of respect to Palin and her sympathisers/apologists (all the respect they deserve: i.e. none).

I do have concerns that Ginsberg may rework my poem, use his powers of time travel, and get his published fifty so years before mine – but the life of an artist is never easy…

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