I think it should be noted that Gioia takes a very specific kind of line about
poetry, and that is going to affect his view.   As I have not read the review,
I am not in any way critiqueing or challenging it.  I am only pointing out
that he and Ricks may well be philosophically apart, and that may
influence his response.

Date sent:              Mon, 28 Apr 2003 16:16:30 EDT
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From:                   Pietros Maneos <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:                Re: Pachel rings a bell backwards
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In a message dated 4/28/2003 1:15:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
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> Pietros Maneos sent in a review of "Inventions of the March Hare"
> a few days ago.

Yes, and gioia who wrote the review is in today's NY Times.  There was an
article about a meeting of the 50 state poet laureates.