Someone on facebook was drumming up outrage because someone else had posted a story about something that Charles Olson and Elizabeth Bishop were arguing about in the 1940s (supposedly). I have a hard time caring about some minor disagreement 20 years before I was born. We are all supposed to rush to Olson's defense? I started wondering whether poets 100 years ago would worry about some minor Victorian gossip. But, really, the true game here is the faux outrage. Get people riled up about something. I really would give up facebook except for the Iberian Studies group I founded.
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