Commentaries - October 2008

Issue made of issue

To the controversy caused by Issue #1 (about which I wrote the other day) there have been a flood of responses. Here are two: Amy King and Ron Silliman.

Announcing KWH-TV

Thanks to an anonymous gift that allowed us to acquire state-of-the-art video equipment, we can now easily webcast Writers House events, whatever’s going on in the Arts Cafe: reading

Belladonna founder coming to Philly

I’m really pleased to announce that this year’s CPCW Fellow in Poetics & Poetic Practice is Rachel Levitsky.

Yelpers yelp praise

“… a very hip little cottage …” Phrase found among the reviews of the Kelly Writers House currently posted to Yelp.

There is so much to be scared of so what is the use of bothering to be scared

I send out thanks to Daniel Schwartz, who has pointed out two errors on a web page that I’ve had up for years — the text of Gertrude Stein‘s “Reflection on the Atom Bomb.” The corrected version is