An interesting conversation over at Julie Laurin’s blog about praising mediocrity and not recognizing greatness.
Well, interesting despite the fact that I disagree with pretty much everything she said.
Still, in one of my comments I brought up on idea I had for an on-line magazine. I am interested in knowing what people thought of it…
It would be a place for real analysis and reviews of poets and shows. The problem comes that the community is so small that it gets hard to be critical at times. Say, (for a ridiculous example), I saw an OpenSecret performance that I thought was subpar (has never happened). Would I say so in a public forum? Likely not. He is a friend and a professional acquaintance.
So, the site would be set up with a handful of editors, each with full authority to publish. They woudl be from different areas of the community. That way, if someone wants to review Capital Slam (for example) they would submit the article to an editor other than me. The articles would be anonymous and would be critical and analytical.
The idea would be to create a space for discussion that is sorely lacking.
So… what do people think about this idea? Could we use a Poetry Sabermetric site? (Bonus points for anyone who gets the reference…)
Also, join in the conversation at Julie’s site!