Brenda Wineapple's review of Dana Gioia's new book ("Can Criticism Matter?" May 2005) raises the issue of Robinson's Curse: anyone who mentions Edwin Arlington Robinson has at least a thirty-percent chance of calling him Edward. It doesn't matter how much one knows about poetry in general, or American poetry, or even Robinson; nor does the eminence of one's editors matter. It happens, that's all. It may be futile or even dangerous to consider doing anything about it.