Dr. Joseph S. Salemi Interview and Responses by other Poets
Joseph S. Salemi Interview with THT editor Michael R. Burch. Topics
discussed include the current "Formalism Schism," whether the worst ideas of
modernism are infecting New Formalism like the Plague, and why formalists
alternate between burning poets like T. S. Eliot and Wallace Stevens at the
stake and trying to adopt them.
by Michael R. Burch questions whether Dr. Salemi is writing literary
criticism or often just preaching to the choir.
Sam Gwynn criticizes
Dr. Joseph S. Salemi, comparing him to Lyndon Larouche in
influence and saying that his arguments don't hold up to even two minutes'
Janet Kenny answers Dr. Joseph S. Salemi: "steam is whistling out every orifice."
Jeff Holt's response to Joe Salemi
questions Salemi's "pugnacious" attitude and his logic.
comments on the Salemi Interview, likes his view that "free verse and formal
are fundamentally different things" but not his "monarchical politics."
response to the Salemi interview touches on poetry and politics.
Our Ersatz Critics—A critique of Dr. Joseph Salemi
Quincy Lehr is an essay that questions what Lehr calls Dr. Salemi's "negative
programme" for contemporary formalism.
Tedious Mr. Lehr by Joseph Salemi is a response to Quincy Lehr's essay
Quincy Lehr Answers Joseph Salemi,
saying the real problem is not jealousy or class warfare but bigotry and
The Ever More Tedious and Freaked-Out Mr. Lehr by Joseph Salemi is a response to Quincy Lehr's