“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” –Ecclesiastes 1:9

Mockingbird’s ars poetica is really saying nothing new, but saying the same old thing over and over and over again, and seeing it pop up and sing in the strangest of places. Apparently we’re setting (well, following) trends because, according to The Chronicle Review, this seems to be happening in the creative writing world. It’s called the writing practice of “unoriginal genius” and its modus operandi is eerily…

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