Reading bad writing from someone who is supposedly worthy of graduate school is infuriating. I get all that.
But is it on par with suffering child abuse? Is it such an affront to you that you would actually wish child abuse — sorry, “more” child abuse — on someone?
Look, I’m sorry, Boudinot, but go fuck yourself, okay?
Brown’s comments come on the heels of recent, appalling remarks by Seattle City of Lit Executive Director Ryan Boudinot:
Just because you were abused as a child does not make your inability to stick with the same verb tense for more than two sentences any more bearable. In fact, having to slog through 500 pages of your error-riddled student memoir makes me wish you had suffered more.
Read the rest of Samuel Snoek Brown’s essay here.