"I am an idealistic, naive, passionate, truth-seeking, spiritually motivated artist, unschooled in the science of law and finance." --Wesley Snipes

Friday, February 02, 2007

Serious Question. Please Answer!

Would it be terribly tacky of me to plug my book on my school's grad student list-serv?

Why or why not?

7 comments:

Reb said...

No. How else would people know about it?

sandrasimonds said...

ewwwww....

that seems gross to me, clipper.

Diana Marie Delgado said...

Do it. Who cares? Look at Whitman * he basically pilfed that famous letter and plastered it as a forward to his book. If anything, I'm amused that he did that--not annoyed.

*I may have the story slightly wrong, but you get the drift.

Ginger Heatter said...

Making student buy one's book is tacky, but posting to a listserve...nah! Post away! Grad school isn't an exactly pure artistic environment.

Ginger Heatter said...

Typos that violate the rules of subject-verb agreement are also tacky.

Tony said...

No they isn't.

amy said...

A simple post announcing its arrival and website info indicates confidence in your work and happiness that you have something to offer the public.

It's not the equivalent, by any stretch, of forcing people to buy it or boasting or even claiming the work itself is perfec.t

I say, why the hell not? Down with false modesty. Down with pretending you're not published.

Too many bad poets shout from the rooftops every miserable publication; we have to combat that noise, or at least provide a little relief.