Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Dean Young Effect, Redux

Readers of the American Poetry Review will want to turn all the way to page 54 of the September/October issue to read Dean Young's very funny response to Tony Hoagland's essay, "The Dean Young Effect," which appeared in the July/August APR. In his letter, Young admits that he is not only responsible for much bad writing today, but is also responsible for bad writing all the way back to Chaucer and Donne.

Young writes, "The list, as any delicate reader knows, goes on and on."


Blogger Cindy Hunter Morgan said...

Did you read the piece by Dennis Jacobs in the September issue of POETRY? Here is an extract: "My work as an appellate judge is insulated, donnish, and reflective, consisting of little else but reading and writing; but my career in law has cut me off for several decades from close connection with other people who need poetry." I enjoyed the feature and thought of you (poet and lawyer).

2:31 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

Finally! Someone to blame!

8:44 PM  

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