Saturday, September 29, 2007


So it has come to pass that the Poetry Society of America has been rent asunder by the decision to pin this year's Frost Medal on John Hollander's beard. What Henry Kissinger said about academia is doubly true of Poetryland: disputes are so vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. Besides, what's not to like about somebody who appreciates the vastly underappreciated Jay Wright?

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