I don't necessarily agree with everything I share (or shared, since Google Reader no longer allows sharing) or link to or quote; sometimes I just think it's amusing or interesting. I don't remember why I shared this particular post but it certainly wasn't because I had or have any beef with Adam Fieled; I don't know him personally and I'm not even familiar with his work, critical or creative. It's probably because I liked this sentiment, abstracted from whatever it originally had to do with Adam Fieled:
If Fieled wants to see a different kind of poetry in the world, all he has to do is write it, or spread it where he finds it in the writing of others ... Seeing poetry you don’t like isn’t a reason for a revolution; it’s a reason to go read a different book.The problem is that Google makes it look like I wrote the thing, which I most certainly did not. It's from Critique Manque, the blog of Morgan Myers (I believe).
I've now heard from a couple of sources that this is being passed around on Facebook and attributed to me. If any of my dear readers happen to see this thread, could you please point out that I am not in fact the author? I haven't yet figured out how to wipe those Google Reader shares from the Internet without deleting my whole Google profile, which I can't do because it's linked to something I need for work.
In sum: I didn't write "The Conspiracy Against Growing the Hell Up Already." Google sucks.
UPDATE: An anonymous friend just sent me this screenshot:
Hi, Adam Fieled. All you have to do is click this link to see the original source of the post. Or check the Google results for the title of the post, in quotes. Pretty easy to verify. That's the source. I didn't write it. Check your meltdown.