VAD

18 Oct

Boulevard is a wonderful literary journal, featuring fiction and poetry by the likes of Joyce Carol Oates and Billy Collins.

From Richard Burgin, founding editor (via Wikipedia):

“My suspicion, especially of many MFA writers, is that they are writing what they think will get published and are not sufficiently interested in exploring the form … In Boulevard’s slush pile, I find very little experimentation in form and structure. The stuff is tame. I see very little experimentation in point of view, in language. The subject matter is generally politically correct. Political correctness is the most noxious disease and enemy of the literary artist of our current time.”

I have never figured out the meaning of that cryptic “VAD”.

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