Yesterday the above copy of ACADEME arrived in my mailbox. My eyes immediately landed on "The Future of Tenure" on the front.
And I started laughing my ass off. Then I wondered how many other AAUP members were also laughing. Maybe two. Not because the future of tenure is a laughing matter. But because of Matthea Harvey's "The Future of Terror" poems, and how now our culture might now demand a "The Future of Tenure" / "The Tenure of the Future" series.
It's a strange thing, wondering if everyone else is getting the joke. Which made me remember that we're somewhat of a subculture as writers, even if at AWP we seem ubiquitous.
Sometimes it's like being in high school all over again, and a new kid shows up at school wearing a Bauhaus t-shirt, and suddenly you know you're not the only one of you in the universe.
Where do you go to find your fellow Bauhaus fans? (It's a metaphor.)
I'm amazed that I've been able to find fellow metaphorical Bauhaus fans in the blogosphere, who turned out to be really good friends--people who I hope to be in touch with a long time from now. I'm also thankful for my real-world metaphorical Bauhaus fans. You'd think that academe would be teeming with kindred spirits, but apparently not everyone likes Bauhaus. Or maybe they just moved on to different bands, and different t-shirts.
Au sujet de Matthea Harvey, and good company, there are two new reviews online at Barn Owl Review.