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    November 05, 2005



    I wrote a fairly long piece about this issue in my blog today as well. I do believe it's highly likely that Vice is paying for the alleged sins of Ramke, and that the press acted too hastily to save its own skin following the Poetry Series scandal. Paying homage to another work by using the title of that work and "borrowing" from the original is a fairly common artistic trick. Poets and visual artists do it all the time, so why should fiction writers be held to a different standard?

    Robbie Ward

    Just a little FYI - Vice is a professor at Mississippi State University, not the University of Mississippi. That's a rather large difference for Mississippians.

    Dan Wickett

    Good Lord I can't believe I did that - I'm sure it's just as big as if somebody called me a Spartan (Michigan State). Thanks for the heads up.


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