22 ene. 2004
Henry Gould's project is a deeply serious one, deserving of our respect. When you put forward such inflated claims about your own place in literary history, however, some readers will be skeptical. Maybe it's the tone of the passage I quote below that rubbed me the wrong way. If readers don't recognize me as the great poet I am, they are to blame. They haven't read me carefully enough. It couldn't possibly be that my poetry is not as great as I think it is!