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COLUMN FIFTEEN, NOVEMBER 1, 1996
(Copyright 1996 The Blacklisted Journalist)

NEW LINKS

The Poetry Project now has its own home page: http://www.poetryproject.com. The Poetry Project also recommends http://www.sunmoon.com, of which the Poetry Project says: "This beautifully designed site makes available various catalogs of Sun & Moon Publications plus reviews and "Where Literature Lives," an online sampler from recently issued books. Poetry Project also recommends: http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc/documents/orono96. Also: http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc/linebreak.

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AN APOLOGY: I GOOFED!

FROM DAVE THUMBNAIL

Date: Wednesday, 17-Jul-96 03:06 PM
From: Dave Thumbnail \ Internet: (lotherio@usa.pipeline.com)
To: Blacklisted Journalist \ Internet: (info@blacklistedjournalist.com)
Subject: I was wondering if I could use you as a link?

Blacklisted Journalist, In about two weeks or so I'm hopefully going to be putting a small site up dedicated to Raw, uncensored, poetry/prose, called " Death Of A Poetry Page " For my works and anyone else interested in putting their works online without having to worry about being "selected" , " good-enough" , or " too profound " I was hoping to use your site in the links section, being a fan of your page and all. But I wanted to make sure with you first if that would be okay. Thanks again and lots of luck Jared K. Harvey lotherio@usa.pipeline.com

How could I say no to Jared? THE BLACKLISTED JOURNALIST column is exactly the kind of vehicle he is looking for: A place for writers who want to join me in an attempt to attract a cyberspace following of readers. That's why I'm here at http://www.bigmagic.com/pages/blackj, online from the Internet Cafe in New York City via this new miracle of technology of which I have as little understanding as I have a great need. Yes, Dave Thumbnail or Jared K. Harvey or whomever you want me to call you, of course I would be glad to link this column with any writer like myself or like you, who, unable to find any other form of exposure, wishes to join me in attracting an audience. All that's required is that you have the fire in the belly to write. It's a fire that usually comes along with at least a hint of literary talent. My philosophy of writing is that it's gotta be fun to read. I Emailed Dave Thumbnail aka Jared K. Harvey that I would need a short bio to tell about himself and I also would need a photograph. I received this reply:

Date: Monday, 22-Jul-96 06:36 PM
From: Dave Thumbnail \ Internet: (lotherio@usa.pipeline.com)
To: Blacklisted Journalist \ Internet: (info@blacklistedjournalist.com)
Subject: I got the page up.

Dear Al,

Well I got the page up and going. Its not the best or worst in the world, but for a beginning it don't look half bad. You can find me a "http://www.wp.com/deathofpp/ "

As for a pix of me, right now I don't have anything really to send but i'm still searching.

Thanks again for all your time and help

Jared K. Harvey lotherio@usa.pipeline.com

The problem is that it took me five years to learn WORD 5.  I've been using an IBM manufactured in 1980, am just learning my way around cyberspace, and I don't have the motor skills to handle the mouse. I have such bad motor skills that I can't even read my own handwriting. When I first booted up what I thought was http://www.wp.com/deathofpp/, I found a page that looked like a four-color swimsuit advertisement which failed to name the swimsuit manufacturer plus it had several paragraphs in a language that was totally unfamiliar to me. A wave of paranoia shot through me. Was this guy making fun of me? I Emailed Dave Thumbnail aka Jared K. Harvey: "Is this a joke or something. Don't you have better things to do? I do." But then I had second thoughts. Maybe this was a new art form, a kind of put-on of the type which won Andy Warhol his place in art history. I decided I'd put Dave Thumbnail's page in my JOKES department in my Column Thirteen. But when I again booted up http://www.wp.com/deathofpp/, a click of your mouse will show you what I got. Obviously, I must have erred at a certain point. I Emailed an apology to Dave Thumbnail, something which he said surprised him after he had been so sorely disappointed by me. I goofed and I apologize. Anyway, you know Dave's address: lotherio@usa.pipeline.com. Let him know what you think of http://www.wp.com/deathofpp/.  ##

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