Literarisches Events (in and around Lawrence KS)

  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., Spooner Hall, KU Campus.
  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Friday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. Lawrence Public Library. Sponsored by Raven Bookstore.
  • DENNIS ETZEL, JR. & RACHEL CROSS. Lawrence. Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • TONY TRIGILIO. Lawrence. Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union, KU Campus. FREE.
  • CALEB PUCKETT & JUSTIN RUNGE. Lawrence. Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • BEN LERNER. Kansas City, MO. Thursday, October 23, 7:00 p.m., Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd.
  • KRISTIN LOCKRIDGE & ROBERT DAY. Lawrence. Thursday, December 4, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Now, isn't it just like them to be so prejudiced against us?

2 comments:

Aaron said...

"Your freedom ends where my nose begins." Maybe John Stuart Mill said this? People are arguably free to be prejudiced, but they are stepping over a basic line of decency and equal rights when they aggressively nose up in others'
business, single them out for different treatment, and try to tell them how to live. Prejudice grows from the tendency to "pre-judge" and certain folks do seem to form a robust lifestyle from their stubborn adherence to unexamined assumptions. They lean on cliches and stereotypes to avoid putting their brains in gear. When such people rigidly cling to said dumb ways of living, than yes, it probably is just their inglorious nature to lord their prejudices over others.

Hope you review Saturday's exclusive, by-invite-only KC poetry reading on your next blog entry.

Joseph Harrington said...

I can't review it if I wasn't there.

As to Linh Dinh's poetry, three apposable thumbs up! - Imaginative, surprising, witty, disturbing. Fun, even.

And I should say that exclusivity is not his politics. Cf. his blog (listed on main page)