Thursday, March 06, 2008

Tracked?

This just in: An obscure and average poet faces the ultimate irony when one of his works is referenced in an online paper in such a way that it highlights the very anonymity this poet frequently rails against, particularly relying on the title of the poem to make her point, but never mentioning it outright.

Thoughts?

5 comments:

Shirley said...

Oh yea, there you are! At first I thought you were Bob's Byway!

Gerald Galindez said...

i think it only shows your being famous bob......

many people know you, and your great work ~_^

rch said...

I just found it funny :D

Bubba said...

I've gone to every hyperlink in the paper and have yet to find your site, although I see it listed in the bibliography...

I guess, as I've heard commented, any publicity is better than none whatsoever, although I certainly understand how it underscores the irony you mention. It's as if, by giving you specific mention, she'd risk giving you the same acclaim as Shakespeare and Whitman, whom she also mentioned in the paper.
Maybe you should contact her and point out the irony of her slight.

ozymandiaz said...

sorry, didn't make it very far throught the paper, least wise not far enough to see where you were referanced. the general premise disuaded me from reading eny further...
Oh, please, fence me in, put me in a box and dissect me.
Is it OK if I refer to the auther as "dork"?