Friday, January 05, 2007

Three Good Reads

Despite the fact that blogs are “written by fools to be read by imbeciles”, as the Wall Street Journal would have us believe, as reported by Ms. Baroque, I can still point all willing imbeciles to three foolish blogs that somehow happen to make excellent reading:

First, it’s good to see that Geoff has a new poetry blog, and that he’s begun with a pretty good poem inspired by something I wrote unwittingly on this blog.

Second, Todd Swift’s Eyewear features Sheffield-based poet, Ben Wilkinson. Well worth taking a look at.

Third, Smoog has started blogging again, and if that wasn’t enough, she’s made the final shortlist for the CBC/Canada Council for the Arts 2006 National Literary Award, one of 31 from an initial 1,100 entries. Good luck, Rachel!

Not bad going. Especially for fools and imbeciles.

4 comments:

Ben said...

Many thanks for that, Rob.

The Wall Street Journal clearly failed to do any meaningful research in making such a comment about the diverse blog community: even the regular contributors to the esteemed Times Lit Sup indulge in meaningful blogging from time to time...

Cailleach said...

This reminds me of the blog-spat (or should that read splat) that Rachel Cooke caused with her article in the Guardian on pretty much the same thing
Deliver us from these latter-day Pooters


Bloggers are convenient for blaming the world's ills on, betimes.

Rob said...

Yes, I saw the Cooke piece, and I reckon the Wall Street Journal did too - if you see what I mean. If it causes controversy and sells papers...

Cailleach said...

You're dead right there Rob, it goes around and around, doesn's it?