Silent for nearly a year -- he was last seen savaging some of Camille Paglia's more dubious views on poetry, the ease of doing which probably bored him nearly to death -- Aaron Haspel has returned today with a refurbished edition of God of the Machine. He explains all here, in a post that encompasses E.M. Forster and Spinal Tap.
It appears that the gentleman has de-linked me in the process of toning and trimming his sidebar, which puts him in good company: big-time cultural and lit'ry bloggers the likes of Terry Teachout and
Ron Silliman* have exercised that same privilege, when I have either lost their interest or shifted my attentions away from their preferred topics. *sniff*
In any case, get thee hence and welcome Mr. Haspel back to the land of the webliving by adding your visit to the Instalanche he's been granted by Megan McArdle.
* Per what I see on Technorati today (8/2/06), either I was mistaken in my statement above or else Ron Silliman has restored me to his blogroll. I took no offense when I/when I thought I had disappeared from it before, given that Ron's list focuses pretty exclusively on poetry weblogs -- it probably represents the most comprehensive list of poetry weblogs that is to be had -- and further given that the frequency of poetry posting hereabouts has gone down significantly in the past year or so. Pressure's on now, I suppose, for me to reinvigorate the poetic percentage in the content mix. Some among you (you likely know who you are) may consider yourselves warned.