From: George Slone
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:57 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
To Amit Majmudar, Editor of Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now; Eileen Myles; Jane Hirshfield; Kevin Young; Juan Felipe Herrera; and Solmaz Sharif:
A cartoon I just sketched on you and your new book is attached and also published on the internet (see wwwtheamericandissidentorg.blogspot.com). Feel free to comment. Comments are NEVER censored, uh, moderated.
Well, Hirshfield’s email address was simply unavailable on the internet. She is too high up on the elitist literary ladder for a plebe like me to contact. Like Trump, each of you form part of an elite, quite apart from We, the Plebes. In your case, it is the literary elite.
You do not respond to criticism, for you are part of that buffered elite, where not truth, but hagiography, PC, and money constitute the modus operandi.
Calling me a “troll,” like Eileen Myles did, is certainly not an intelligent point-by-point counter response to the criticism, but rather an indication of being intellectually-challenged. Myles like you can simply not comprehend anything beyond the hagiographic business-as-usual m.o. of the academic/literary establishment.
How sad it is that not one literary journal out there, besides the one I publish, would even consider publishing the cartoon or any real criticism of your ilk. Each of you cower--such great fear of hardcore criticism!!!