Poetry Shutdown Begins — Poets And Critics Fail To Agree

“A flurry of last-minute phone calls and Facebook posts by poets and critics late last night failed to break a bitter standoff, setting in motion the first shutdown in the history of American poetry … Poets say critics are being driven by extreme elements to use America’s middle brow periodicals such as Harper’s and the Chronicle of Education to extract concessions on poetry that they could not win through the traditional literary process” (950 words)

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