Thursday, February 07, 2008

It's a blog that gives worms to ex-girlfriends. You guys just don't get it, do you?

Okay, so really this is a blog about poets and poet culture, which is just as ridiculous as giving worms to your ex-girlfriend, but as I love to say..."it is what it is."

As it is, I wanted to pass along something that I've enjoyed quite a bit This particular beer is called, "The Poet Oatmeal Stout." Every writer needs a drink to call their own, and until you find what that is, this beer will get it done. It's just trendy enough to impress your hipster friends, just expensive enough to impress your beer snob friends, and just pretentious enough that everyone will believe you when you mention that you've gotta get home and write, when really, you've come to the conclusion that this whole scene is dead and you'd be better off in bed.

I think I like the idea of "poet culture." Don't be fooled, it does exist, but mostly outside any actual group of writers. Its that imagined life you dream of when you first entertain the idea of writing, its that Beat/S.F. Renaissance vibe...its mostly lame, but it is what gets us into writing in the first place, so perhaps not all that bad. There were a lot of young writers at AWP that fell, or were falling into this pretty hard. Mostly they were cute and harmless and buying a shit ton of not so great books.

God bless'em.

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