Bob Dylan Called This Kind of Thing a “Truth Attack”


  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison July 20, 2011 at 3:02 pm .

    Gary, I happen to enjoy comments, unless they're just stupid; I view them as a public conversation. But I understand why Knott and others have disable that function, because usually there isn't time to engage with commentators in a meaningful way. And comments can turn one's blog into a battleground over issues that have more to do with the commentators' personal ax-grinding than

  2. Gary B. Fitzgerald
    Gary B. Fitzgerald July 20, 2011 at 3:45 am .

    If Mr. Knott is anything like me, the last thing he needs or wants is a "culture of piss-ants" imposing on his personal life and privacy with silly, pointless e-mails.

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous July 20, 2011 at 2:13 am .

    gee<br /><br />Mr. Arrogaunt &amp; self-rightchuus Knott has always been available via an email<br /><br />for those who don&#39;t subscribe to blogequalsdemocracy…<br /><br />as it is<br />we got ourselves a culture of piss-ants streaming towards Honey Pot &amp; and 60 % owned by Rupert Murdoch<br />&amp; his Pimps and Whores..<br /> just like our two-party system

  4. Gary B. Fitzgerald
    Gary B. Fitzgerald July 20, 2011 at 2:02 am .

    Mr. Knott has done himself a great disservice, perhaps even defeated his own objectives, by no longer allowing comments on his blog. In so doing he has not only denied himself a lot of fun and feedback (and popularity) but has also joined the ranks of the arrogant and self-righteous, those very people whom, I thought, he objected to.<br /><br />Go figure.

  5. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison July 19, 2011 at 2:47 am .

    Lyle, the Ferlinghetti poem is in <i>Open Eye, Open Heart</i> (1973).<br /><br />And Señor Knott—Duncan at City Lights? By Dog you&#39;re right! I think, in those days, F. must have liked Duncan&#39;s work. RD <i>was</i> an old-line anarchist. And Levertov was active in left-wing circles. Maybe F. was supporting their poetry to support their politics….<br /><br />And Ed—your comment needs to be

  6. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett July 19, 2011 at 1:37 am .

    Nice poems. I especially like the Ferlinghetti one.<br /><br />Do you happen to recall, or have handy, which of his books it&#39;s in? I&#39;d like to go dig it up and spend more time with it.

  7. Issa's Untidy Hut
    Issa's Untidy Hut July 17, 2011 at 6:52 pm .

    Fine post by bill knott, indeed, thanks Joe.

  8. richard
    richard July 17, 2011 at 5:47 pm .

    Ed, you rascal, I love your comment! You nailed it pretty good!

  9. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker July 17, 2011 at 5:25 pm .

    interesting that the Greeks built their most sacred buildings in order to have a place to worship &amp; have sex with their 10,000 Goddesses<br /><br /><br />we build replications of those buildings call them banks &amp; in them worship Money &amp; fuck everybody !<br /><br /><br />me-thinks Ovid&#39;s Amores got mis-translated some time between 300 A.D and the Right now political-religious

  10. knott
    knott July 17, 2011 at 4:35 pm .

    thanks for your post here— most welcome to see—<br /><br />among the earliest Pocket Poet books<br />published by Ferlinghetti<br /><br />was a Selected Duncan<br /><br />and Levertov&#39;s first or second collection—<br /><br />New D picked them up later.<br /><br />…

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