Is blogging an art form? Why did you create your blog…really?
This shall be quick & dirty… the head is swimming with too much content, too little process. Blogging, in part, is to help with this processing/ a platform for a bit of creative expression. Currently, a rabbit hole tripped me and swallowed the body whole offering only a diet of blog reading re:creativity/lit theory and academy. The tank has gone sodden/leaden in the undertow.
Even in blogland, there are levels to being a blogger. I’ve had several over the years. Each, in the end, gets abandoned after reading too much of the establishment which has me contemplating, what is the importance of these words I write?
Is writing poetry an expression just of the individual psyche? Is a writer creating art if it is only to be understood by a certain few? Why is experimental writing lauded in some circles as the Only art left to be considered? If you are not writing something of publishable relevancy, should you even bother? Can you keep your backbone intact no matter the attack?
THAT last question is perhaps the best one of all, if you wish to survive the raging waves, not be a wash up in tomorrow’s tide.
Personally, I must write for the freedom to express what I oft cannot say…to create a platform/ a soundboard/ or even a environment that may not otherwise exist. It is within these abstractions, I gain powerful insight that may just transform/transport the mundane world.
There is much more to say, but time is ticking. There are not enough minute hands for proper articulation of the articles I shall list, but here they are anyway. It is a hodgepodge of insight (mainly regarding the current poetry climate), perhaps there will be something of relevance to what your are currently pondering.
I will leave with one thought that came to me after making this list:
Are you wishing to change the course of the craft, or just ride the tide?
~ Avant-Garde & the academe (with several links re:Poetry Wide Open << quite extensive)
~ more poetic discourse on Avant-Garde article via S. Abramson (re:above link, S.A. is academic)
~ on poetic failure (if anything, watch McSweeney read King Prion via Kelly Writers House (video embedded in blog)…a fabulous piece!)
on a much lighter note, but led me to now follow the Gaga Project & Kate Durbin, which is fascinating, Uplifting from a feminist/artistic POV, read the VIDA Q&A with the two Kates re: ART & expression...good stuff
be cautious only after you’ve had your last breath