Friday, June 11, 2010


First, dear readers, scope Conversation///Community in Issue Two.

Then, read below...

Joe Collins admits: I don't participate much in online communities. The correspondence I participate in online (emails, exchanging poems) are not much more than a type of proxy for me--these folks are all people with whom I would much rather see every day "IRL." I think I would like to hear from Super Arrow readers who have purposefully avoided virtual communities. How does an artist stay offline, and make, and stay relevant in an increasingly online world? Can this strain one's (sense of) community? I feel that this article [by Cate Kennedy] is relevant, perhaps even influential, to my thoughts this day.

Roxane Gay asks, How do you sustain yourself as a writer when you can't find a community either locally or virtually?

Maggie Ginestra wants to know how, in a social-and-creative community, neutrality should figure into honesty when you talk about each other’s art. Also, when we punctuate our process of "figuring out reality" by sharing our work with others, what is useful to discover?

Jaffa Aharonov wonders whether you think it’s better to have a tiny, cohesive community where everyone feels like they’re on the same page, or a large, loose [online or physical] network of creative, productive people. Does one seem more useful to you?

And finally, Ben Spivey just demands an answer: why do you write?

Answer any or all of these questions and send the results to, We'll post the best of the responses on the blog.

Like Langston Hughes, We Wonder as We Wander...

Super Arrow