Politics of poetry

Philip Marchand observes that the discord in the poetry world following the $100 million bequest to Poetry magazine is far from unprecedented, contrary to the contention of reporter Robert Frank, who said in the Wall Street Journal recently that the award is “sowing discord in the normally harmonious realm of verse.”

Says Marchand, “Poets have been at each other’s throats since the invention of the sonnet, and several centuries previous to that.” (Via Moby Lives.)


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