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May 25, 2013

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After such knowledge, what forgiveness? That's what I want to know. Are you channeling Yeats or what?

Short answer: yes. Actually, doing a Hic and Ille thing for an online arts magazine; I write one of these each month. The trope is that Hick and Willie are midwestern art critics. This is about the fifth or sixth, I think; the magazine is "aeqai". (This one was deemed too offensive to possible Christian donors to the mag, in a fundraising-drive month.) And no, no forgiveness (but such a mild transgression).

I thought Willie was Yates. Or Maze.

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