Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Positive Case

Since I've posted a few critical remarks at other recent posts, let me state here that there's a case to be made for a revived Underground Literary Alliance. Accompanying this should be a recognition that the original version ultimately failed. We'll need to correct past mistakes. The path won't be easy.

But, IF we put together a united team, there's no limit to the noise we can make and the objectives we can achieve. From the outset, the ULA's goal was to make literary history, and revive American literature in so doing. This can be done because we have winning arguments and we've always had winning arguments. All we need do is apply them, and the cronyistas and the fakes will fall by the wayside.


K.I.N.G. Wenclas said...

For starters, I'd like to know what everyone's individual goal is.
To sell books?
To gain standing as a writer?
To get attention for your writing?
What else?
Let me know.

King Wenclas said...

MY goal, if we go forward, is to help create the most dynamic, visible, and influential literary movement in America. From this, all else follows. But we have to get there.
I've had an email from ULA poet Frank Walsh, who's eager to get back to it.

JeffOYB said...

Sounds good!

I'd like to bust out populist/folk/DIY writing.

I think these goals overlap because that's the writing of a truly fun'n'relevant Lit Movement.