As he notes in the title to his post, Martin Earl fails here. But in satire, failure is success, just as—in the satire of literature that is the career of Kenneth Goldsmith—”uncreative writing” is the canny feint of the con man. Earl can’t help being creative, though; his failure is a hopeful sign for us all….
Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2018, has published 17 books, including a translation of flash fictions by Mexican author Miguel Lupián, and co-edited two anthologies. He lives in the mountains southwest of Denver, Colorado, the city where he was born. He teaches at the University of Denver's University College, where he currently directs two programs: Arts & Culture and Global Affairs.