Head Aristocrat, Poster Boy of Literary Corruption, the darling of rich tax-shelter foundations and conglomerates, Rick Moody, has written the Foreword to Soft Skull's The Literary Press and Magazine Directory 2006/2007, a catalogue of small independent publications.
He begins: "This is a foreword that means to incite!"
He ends: "This book means to incite! Take back your means of production, maker and consumer of American literature! It belongs to you!"
Could they have gotten no one else to write the Foreword except the one person with the least credibility on the subject? Who needs real DIY undergrounders? We don't exist, don't ya know. (Moody seems to be everywhere. Is he a real person? The establishment must have two dozen Rick Moody clones floating about.)
Hey rich guy, incite the lit world by giving back all the grant money you've gobbled up for yourself.