Harold Bloom vs. the Avant-Garde
By Eli Epstein-Deutsch
posted: 09-03-11
Master of the Canon
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 "now marjorie [perloff] was giving a talk based on the
 last chapter of her most recent book      the poetics of
indeterminacy      the last chapter of which happens to deal
 with john cage and with me
                                     and whatever differences there may
  be between cage and me      and these are considerable      we
 were both obliterated by the righteous wrath of harold bloom
    who had hardly heard more than our names      when he
 denounced the proceedings as ridiculous and us as nonpoets
and stormed off the stage"

David Antin, from What It Means to Be Avant-Garde

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