Wednesday, June 12, 2013

99 UNITS OF VERSE IN THE BOOK

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

House of Anansi Follies


“I think making the argument that this money is going to go to drug dealers is kind of a red herring.” says Sarah MacLachlan, House of Anansi president and publisher, as she offers a free ebook to anyone contributing $5 or more to the extortionists jacking up the price for their criminal video act.

She naively posited that it was “kind of” a red herring. What kind of prose is that? Wishy washy mediocrity. I would expect much better clarity from such a ‘professional’ position. Well, I guess that she is kind of a prosebag in this regard.

This is not a Sarah project. It is a House of Anansi project. All members of their outstanding stable of authors, as a matter of respect, would have been informed of this action. The management of House of Anansi would normally have signed on to this action as well.

No doubt the House of Anansi consulted federal and/or provincial lawyers concerning the ethics of a state-funded organization aiding and abetting the purchase of a video from extortionists.

House of Anansi is a paid agent of the state. Most of its august stable of authors are also paid agents of the state.

In 1976, the Centre for Experimental Art & Communications, with whom the Peoples Republic of Poetry collaborated, ducked for cover when a group of anarchy-artists published STRIKE with a photo of Italian Aldo Moro dead in the trunk of a car, then penning a manifesto in which they supported “kneecapping.” POOF!, no more arts grants. They were radioactive.

I fail to understand why the House of Anansi thinks this video produced by unsavoury extortionists is worth risking the reputation it has built over so many years. It is short-sighted.

The House of Anansi should be as ethically exemplary as they demand of Ford. Instead, the House of Anansi, has dragged its stable of writers down into the muck and mediocre mire of yellow journalusts, or else the stable of writers all agree that a good wallow in the mediocrity of this entire sorry Ford Fun & Frolic.

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