The Name Game
As an adjunct to my Kneejerk Poetry list (and just in time for back to school shopping) I'm now assembling a list of names and phrases that are sure to generate controversy instantly. This list has been empirically tested, and is 100% guaranteed to work as advertised; no batteries required!
It's all open source, so please add your own! Comment... criticize.. distribute freely!
In no particular order:
"School of Quietude"
New American poetry
money (too much, or too little for poetry)
poetry contests, aka Faux-etry
Poet Laureate of the United States
The following do not generate controversy:
Don Share became the editor of Poetry in 2013. His books of poetry are Wishbone (2012), Squandermania (2007), and Union (2013, 2002). He is the co-editor of The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine (2012), and editor of Bunting's Persia (2012) and a critical edition of Basil Bunting's poems (2016). He...