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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

pity the bitter poets

sometimes there's no difference between indignation and self-promotion.
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community is not a noun; it's a verb.
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haven't we learned anything from chicana poets/ scholars? we can use our intelligence, our creativity to leap over adversity.
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if you don't like what you see going on around you, get up and do something about it. don't just whine and whine.
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i think of community as a mansion with many rooms. find your room. but don't isolate yourself. walk the hallways, knock on other doors, welcome others into your room.
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don't play the victim card again and again.
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if your book didn't get the attention you thought it deserved, then welcome to the club. how many books come out each year? how many get ignored or pushed aside? plenty.
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if people only talk about your tantrums and accusations and not your work, then you are in trouble.
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community is not a noun; it's a verb.
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3 comments:

Kells said...

E--

I like this. But I think I'm missing something. I'm guessing there was someone specific you were thinking about when you wrote this.

And PS Does Cyndi L really get her own Barbie? She's such the rockstar.

Leslie said...

hear, hear!

Jordan said...

You said it twice so I'm not going to feel bad about this -- let's see you use community as a verb in a sentence.