Monday, December 10, 2007

They say the holidays are a time of depression

I am always one to pimp the scene at Words Without Borders, partially for self-promoting reasons, but this month I discovered something quite amazing: go to the main page and look at the features from top to, oh, eight or nine entries down. The story title is listed first, then the author and translator info with a quick summation of the story/poem. After that is the blurb, provided in italics. Read the blubs one after another. Cut and paste them in a Word doc and you’ll have the most depressing poem ever written.