It has come to my attention that I haven’t represented myself clearly in one of my blogs here. I knew that some people were annoyed with me, and that part I don’t really care about, because people will be annoyed no matter what (when you have big feet, you are bound to step on a few toes)…
But the idea that my basic premise was misinterpreted because I was being unclear has caused me to apologize for not doing a better job of expressing myself.
The blog I’m referring to is the one regarding Leonard Cirino and Scott Wannberg. Apparently I sound like I’m suggesting that Scott was not an important member of the L.A. poetry community, perhaps even the international poetry community (thanks to Facebook). This couldn’t be farther from the truth.
I published Scott on numerous occasions because I believed in the strength of his work, not because he was a celebrity. To anyone who thinks otherwise, because of what I wrote before, I owe an apology. That said, I stand by what I said about Scott being used. For that, I do not apologize.