As everybody who’s interested in poetry knows, The Poetry Foundation has banned me, Alan Cordle, along with Christopher Woodman, Thomas Brady, Desmond Swords, and who knows how many others. So it seems odd that staffers there incessantly and obsessively read this blog and our side projects.
Granted, they seem to be out of ideas and desperately unable to encourage dialogue, and the statistics are certainly painful. It’s no wonder they’re now “borrowing” from Scarriet. And by borrowing, I mean “stealing.”
On December 8, 2009, The Poetry Foundation published the following article by Abigail Deutsch:
This would have been fine if Scarriet’s Thomas Brady had not published a post entitled The Good Bad Poem just 10 days earlier.
“This is no coincidence,” Thomas Brady tells me.
“My article originated because I happened to take an old book out of the library, it wasn’t from any current event . . . Abigail got her idea from Scarriet. Well, well, well. I’ve commented on it just now on ‘The Good Bad Poem’ on Scarriet.”
New Year’s Resolution for The Poetry Foundation and Harriet: stop preying on the intellectual property of Scarriet. After all, some organizations make plagiarists walk the plank.
Others just vaporize the opposition!