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Edmunson Goads, The World Shrugs

I thought I’d stay out of the the whole “Poetry Slam” non-controversy stirred up by one Mark Edmunson in Harper’s. My thinking when everyone got up in arms was, “Don’t you recognize a goad when you see one?” But then I read “An Open Letter to Mark Edmunson”, and I thought to myself that if there is one good thing to come out of silly, silly ignorance, it’s that we are afforded a moment to clarify our own positions and learn not to take them for granted. I highly recommend reading this post.