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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Review of Straight James / Gay James by James Franco

Some purist reviewers of poetry posit the importance of their responsibility as gatekeepers. I don’t see it that way. My critiques tend toward books that I like either in whole or in part. But … but there are limits. My button gets pushed by elitist practitioners of award winning drivel or wannabe celebrities showcasing their narcissism by caricaturing the artistic tradition they pretend to comprehend. The subject of this review is an example of the latter. For more of my review of Straight James / Gay James go here:   http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2016/05/noted-critic-pans-james-francos-latest.html

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