Bugzita has created Post Foetry in the hope that deeply passionate poets and writers would join this blog team and publish important essays here.
We need to continue the important work started by Alan Cordle, creator of Foetry.
We are actively seeking additional team members, writers willing to post important essays here. For more information, email Bugzita.
If you do not wish to make a commitment as a team member, you may submit your essay as an MS Word or WordPerfect attachment. We will consider well-written and well-reasoned essays even if they disagree with our viewpoint.
As always, feel free to post your comments. We do not edit or delete comments, except for spam, hard core porn, excessive violence, and/or hate speech.
E-mail spam has gone "literary," at least on the Bugzita e-mail address: I suppose having "Foetry" and "Poetry" bandied about on our site invites spammers to get through to us by including bad poetry and prose (keyword spamming?) in their sales pitches--certainly no worse than some of the "valid" published poetry and prose out there.
I thought I'd start a new feature called "The Spam Lit Project," which also serves notice to spammers that their handy work will appear here (without their sales pitches, of course), along with their spammer IDs and e-mail addresses.
Spam Lit Spammers tend to use snippets of obscure public domain works for their nefarious purposes, so attributing Spam Lit is nearly impossible, certainly time-consuming. If we post a snippet not in the public domain, please e-mail us, and we'll attribute it properly.
If spammers send Spam Lit with advertising to the Bugzita address (or any other e-mail address associated with this site and its members' sites), it's fair game. If I can figure out how to post their IP address, I'll do that as well.
I'm all for protecting people's IDs, but I figure all bets are off for spammers.
However, readers are invited to submit Spam Lit without advertising.
The term is not my own original idea; it seems that the term was first coined in 2002, in a subject line of a UB at Buffalo University Poetics Listserv post. In his message, Jesse Glass predicted the future of Spam Lit:
I'm still thinking about the ramifications of literature and art created with the delete button in mind.
Mark Dery's site Shovelware offers Dery's take on Spam Lit; he posts Spam Lit work and allows comments about it.
The Google term, without quotation marks, gets over 2,000,000 hits; with quotation marks, over 800 Google hits.
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Thank you, and I'm still jealous of your recent visit to C. Y. :)
Cal Ripken, Jr. Rocks!
We had awesome seats, a definite splurge, right behind home plate. We could see and hear everything perfectly--Definite joy in mudville!
Some day, when the statute of limitations is assuredly passed, I'll tell the story of how we, in October 2001, sneaked into the ball park for Cal's retirement ceremony (we tried to buy tickets, but the game had been sold out).
Cal is a class act in a world where classy people have gone the way of the dinosaurs. He's so humble and community spirited with not a speck of scandal associated with him.
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