Thought Catalog

Ezra Pound

Today, we see another group seeking a distant age. With their polaroid cameras, fixie bikes and lens-less glasses, hipsters look for a time when things were simpler, machines hadn’t taken over, and one could wear clashing prints with impunity.

During a recent reading from The World As Phone Bill, his first collection of essays after several books of poetry, Stan Apps interrupted himself to explain something about the title piece: “This started with some good ideas and sophisticated language, but I kept dumbing it down and dumbing it down….So now it’s incomprehensible, but at least it’s really accessible.”