As usual, Javier Huerta is the bomb.  So to speak.  For the following reasons:

We should not fear false cognates.


“Privilege” is used too often as an accusation. For example, when someone disagrees with us on an issue like politics and poetry, we tend to say something about how the other person’s privileged situation blinds him or her to the political nature of language. This type of charge is meant not to further debate but to end it. It should be added to the official list of logical fallacies. Call it ad privilegium.

To read his whole post at the Harriet blog at the Poetry Foundation, see here.


And reminder to self (and you all):  Listen to this Yusef Komunyakaa interview by Kristen Naca.

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