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« on: June 29, 2005, 11:14:08 AM »

The Paris literary scene was shaken yesterday when the government's anti-corruption watchdog warned that France's most prestigious book prizes were wide open to corruption.

Jorie Graham was cuffed and placed aboard a plane bound for Boston. :twisted:
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2005, 11:39:24 AM »

This is a surprise?  Wasn't it the French judge who was tossed in the recent Winter Olympics scadel?
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2005, 12:25:42 PM »

They actually care. How amazing. And look at what we have here.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2005, 01:54:24 PM »

And it's the French government that cares, not just some guy with a laptop and a bunch of other random activists.  Imagine if we could get AWP or the AAUP or the Academy of American Poets to care?
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2005, 02:04:46 PM »

You'd get a lot of literate "good fellas" in the witness protection program.
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2005, 07:27:59 PM »

Europeans in general care about their artists--I suspect an insurrection would have taken place if the French government hadn't squelched the scandal.

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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2005, 01:21:06 PM »

Hey did you notice the little weenies at Poetry Daily put this article in their news items, yet they didn't put the LA Times piece up.  What a bunch of hypocrits!
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2005, 04:05:45 PM »

I guess it's not the French that are the snobs.
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2005, 04:22:00 PM »

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Hey did you notice the little weenies at Poetry Daily put this article in their news items, yet they didn't put the LA Times piece up.  What a bunch of hypocrits!


Maybe the Poetry Daily people do their article search queries like this: poetry -foetry

It's a little boolean censorship . . .
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2005, 12:38:35 PM »

Poetry Snark has been yanked from the Hot Links section of Exquisite Corpse.
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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2005, 02:53:38 PM »

That's because the Corpse is about as humorless as a corpse.

I can't remember the last time I was at their site.  It was fairly lowbrow, that I remember.
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