Schneider Called It in 2001 !

Dan Schneider on Robert Bly:

Bly falls into didacticism—a trait he always displays with audiences—reading & rereading the most inconsequential images, lines, stanzas, & poems as if of cosmic import. It’s also the dead giveaway of a man unsure of himself, his talent, & in need of constant reinforcement. But then he’s always played the “insecure liberal”, wasting time & energy in politics that should go to art, who needs to show his/her innate goodness, go to a [3rd World country/rehab center/orphanage/social activist group] to see how the other ½ lives, translate 5th rate poetasters into English, & leach bad poems from the transformative period so crucial to their growth as a poet/person. It’s all part of the co-opting of language & freedoms by so many groups—PC Elitists among them.

Poetic Sanity in the Asylum: CosmoDan

 

Poetry Now

All critics know contemporary ‘published’ poets suck, but they refuse to state so.
When reviewing a hack’s book they weasel out of it in a manner as this: ‘Poet X’s book, shows real determination in the face of the post-colonial traumas that afflict young women in a world that does not grant them liberty. And unlike other poets her work shows a subliminal understanding of the sub-carnal schism between body and flesh that renders her verse a slim reed of delicate meanings.’
from:  www.cosmoetica.com