Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Overheard at Booth 3: The Male Writer and the Female Poet
Male Writer: I've challenged my students to deconstruct the patriarchy.
Female Poet: They shouldn't deconstruct the patriarchy.
MW: Why not? I thought you would have liked to see the patriarchy deconstructed.
FP: Well, for one, it's already been deconstructed a million different ways to Sunday. You're confusing deconstruction with demolition. But still, I wouldn't even want that, either.
MW: SO, you're fine with the Patriarchy.
FP: No. I just enjoy what I do. And what I do is write poetry. And every poem I write is a blow against the Patriarchy.
MW: And without it, you've lost your ... your muse?
FP: Something like that.