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Sam Gwynn criticizes Dr. Joseph S. Salemi

Salemi's arguments, as usual, are more political than poetical. His influence spreads about as far as Lyndon Larouche's. Which is to say: his arguments always seem sound—for about two minutes.

R. S. (Sam Gwynn)

Note: I had originally chosen not to publish the comment above, even though I agree with Sam Gwynn that Dr. Salemi's arguments fail to bear up to even cursory scrutiny. But after Salemi  accused other poets of lacking the "balls" to speak in public when they disagree with him, I asked Gwynn if I could quote him, and he said that was fine. It is unfortunate that such confrontations have to take place, but in my opinion Salemi is only getting what he asks for, when he insults other poets and speaks so dismissively and disdainfully of them, calling them cowards, sissies, etc., if they choose not to write according to his dictates.—Michael R. Burch, editor, The HyperTexts

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