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April 27, 2011

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Terrific post Terence. You manage to address all sides of the issue and come out clearheaded and reasonable, something too often lacking in almost anything I read these days about anything of importance, at least to me. So thanks once again for your clarity and insight.

Nothing Dylan does surprises me. I saw him in concert for the first time a few years ago, and he basically sang to the scrim at the back of the stage. Well, I think he was singing; it was almost inaudible. Where's Joan Baez when you need her?

Dylan and Ai Weiwei is a compelling combination. I followed the links and did not find Sean Wilentz's response to Mary Dowd as harsh as you did. I did think that his rationale was pretty good. Of course, decoding Dylan's behavior and Dylan's work is as much of a Dadaist exercise as it ever was.

I could really go on about this, but I shall desist. There's a statement about politics and poetry online at Jacket 2: https://jacket2.org/commentary/kevin-davies-political-poetry

Otherwise, I second Mr. Lally's motion (above).

If I can't understand Bob in concert, how can the fucking Chinese?

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