the power of art

“During the Vietnam War, every respectable artist in this country was against the war. It was like a laser beam. We were all aimed in the same direction. The power of this weapon turns out to be that of a custard pie dropped from a stepladder six feet high.” -Kurt Vonnegut

i mean, nobody quotes & mis-quotes Vonnegut as much as i do, but this one quote comes from a fellow-poet at Unlikely Books, C. Derrick Varn.