In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”
Until it can be said that the lit-mag community can cover a living wage for its editors and writers, then we must admit the exploitative and exclusionary natures of our economy.
Source: Megan M. Garr, “Hold the Damn Door Open: Idealism Is No Currency,” in Literary Publishing in the Twenty-first Century (edited by Travis Kurowski, Wayne Miller, and Kevin Prufer)
Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend. Continue reading ›
Over on Poetry Has Value, Jessica Piazza has been posting March stats/tallies from her participating bloggers. I encourage you to read them all. There’s a lot of good stuff in what everyone is sharing.
But if you’re in a hurry to find this practicing poet’s particulars, you can proceed directly to this post. Continue reading ›
Monday brings the weekly batch of no-fee competitions/contests, paying submission calls, and jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction). Continue reading ›
“TAPPER: Senator Sanders told me that Israel’s response in Gaza was disproportionate — that was his word — leading to an unnecessary loss of innocent life.
And you told ‘The Atlantic’ in 2014 that — quote — ‘Israel did what it had to do to respond to the attacks.’
What do you make of Senator Sanders’ take on it, that it was disproportionate?
H. CLINTON: Well, he will have to speak for himself, but…
TAPPER: You don’t agree, though?
H. CLINTON: Well, I agree with what I said, which is, when you are being attacked with rockets raining down on your people, and your soldiers are under attack, you have to respond.
And I think that what I learned when I negotiated the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in 2012 is that Hamas provokes Israel. They often pretend to have people in civilian garb acting as though they are civilians who are Hamas fighters. And it’s a very difficult undertaking for Israel to target those who are targeting them.
And I think Israel has had to defend itself. It has a right to defend itself. It did not go seeking this. This was, you know, promoted by Hamas. And I support Israel’s right of self-defense.”
Source: “State of the Union,” 10 April 2016