Thursday, April 27, 2006

A National Discussion: A Vital Debate

The Underground Literary Alliance has introduced as a topic a question involving not just Allen Ginsberg, but literature itself: Who owns it?

Does literature belong to the corporations and academies, the barricaded museums, the rigid institutions-- or not to the people?

While this is a question we'll address again and again in the heart of media empire, New York City, we'll ask the question also throughout the entire nation. (And in Canada.) Word is that the Associated Press podcast about us appears on the web sites of 300 newspapers. If true, this goes a long way to introducing ULA ideas everyplace.

First up to address this question will be the big three-day ULA show planned for early July in Cleveland, Ohio. But ULAers should be asking the question, making noise about it, everywhere.

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