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Revenge and more revenge

May 17, 2009

To anyone shocked by the ruthless campaign that has forced a candidate for the role of Oxford Professor of Poetry to withdraw, we would say: don’t be.  Few can rival composers of verse for their willingness to stoop to conquer. […] one lesson we can safely draw is that it is probably not a clever idea to get on the wrong side of a professional poet.

The Independent on the Derek Walcott “scandal”

Well; it is not the first poetry row.

The Times: “A Familiar Reek of Misogyny and Mistrust: Poets Have Always Done Invective Nicely”

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