At 12:24 PM 2/14/2003 -0600, you wrote:
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> > The Pound issue is fascinating to me; the decision not to prosecute
> him, and the factors going into that, are not discussed as much as they
> should be, in my opinion.
>The relevant points were two:
>1) Pound had written the greatest poetry in English in the 20th century
>(and the subsequent decades have only confirmed that)
Let that be a lesson to future activist poets: don't be second best; it
won't be good enough. Although some of us on this list might be tempted to
think that less than second best was good enough.