Thursday, October 06, 2005

Jampo Video

"Jampo," of course, short for "Jewish-American Poetry."

The video in question is another RealVideo link, this one via Norman Finkelstein:
"Harvey Shapiro and I read and discussed the Objectivists at Kelly Writers House at Penn last week. An ineluctably Jewish affair, even when it wasn't, if you know what I mean. You can find the evidence here."
The scary thing is, I do know what he means. So why is it so hard to put into words? Here's hoping that the new collection of essays on my desk, Who We Are: On Being (and Not Being) a Jewish American Writer, will shed some light on the subject, even if not one of the essayists--surprise, surprise--is a poet.

Back to grading--gripes on the other blog--E

1 comment:

Norman Finkelstein said...

Minor correction, Eric: these files are audio only, no video. Sorry to disappoint all who were looking forward to seeing us, but our golden voices come through just fine.