11 abr. 2005

Silliman's Blog receives hate mail from a Pulitzer prize winning poet. I have my own guess in the comments to his post. Let's just say I don't think it's Paul Muldoon or Adrienne Rich. Several points stand out for me:

1) The idea that SoQ wants to pass itself off as "unmarked," as simply "poetry." Thus it needs a label so we can contest this presumption of universality.

2) Ron's unfortunate tendency to want to position the New York School closer to SoQ. I don't see the point of this manoeuvre. Is it an East-Coast/West-Coast thing?

3) A good one-line zinger comparing reception of James Tate with that of Ron Padgett.