Month: April 2017

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Conscientious Collaboration: Some Scenarios

by Geoffrey Morrison and Matthew Jack

The following piece appears as part of the month-long series “Conscientious Conceptualism and Poetic Practice” on the blog, curated by guest editor Andy Verboom.

Authorship

What if your collaborator is working with a ghost writer?

What if two collaborators each hire a ghostwriter to write their portions of the work,

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Conceptual Tools for Human Poems

by Daniel Cowper

The following piece appears as part of the month-long series “Conscientious Conceptualism and Poetic Practice” on the blog, curated by guest editor Andy Verboom.

Art is the process of pulling objects out of your self, looking at them hard, and trying to explain them to others. In this account,

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Poetry Could Be Bullshit: From Scatology to Conscientiousness

by Andy Verboom

“Poetry is bullshit.” This is, regretfully, how I opened my call for submissions for this month on The Town Crier. In qualifying the statement by linking to Harry Frankfurt’s 1986-philosophical-essay-repackaged-as-2005-bestselling-book, On Bullshit, I was trying to suggest that writing poetry, like Frankfurt’s notion of bullshitting bullshit,

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Announcing Morton VI: The Puritan Writing Contest

by The Puritan

The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize for Literary Excellence is back! The Puritan is proud to announce the launch of Morton VI, this time with more cash prizes! We’re introducing a runner-up category in both fiction and poetry and, for the first time ever, we’ll be announcing a shortlist here on the blog and on the magazine in early November.