Posts by: Jeff Alessandrelli

Wikipedia says it will pass

Wikipedia Says It Will Pass by Diana Salier


Wikipedia is not to be trusted, at least not entirely. We all know this. (For a brief period in August of 2009 the first sentence of the “Trees” poet—“Poems are made by fools like me/ But only God can make a tree”—Joyce Kilmer’s page read “Joyce Kilmer was the first man to rape a bear”; the picture to the right of this sentence displayed a large black bear, defiantly standing tall next to a Sani-Hut.) And yet it’s often where we turn when we desire information—at least in terms of Internet information.