A Translation: From Jealous Poet-Speak to English

So I guess Elizabeth Alexander’s inaugural poem has been getting panned by people in poetry circles. For instance, in an article on guardian.co.uk, Carol Rumens said that “Elizabeth Alexander’s praise poem was way too prosy” You bitch! Eh…I guess…is that what the poetry circle calls getting “panned,” or being, as STLToday.com called it, “harsh?” STLToday.com’s Book Blog had more on this issue though, when they called on River Styx editor Richard Newman on what his thoughts on Tuesday’s most famous poem. [Read More]