With the first amendment comes significant responsibility, which (in my opinion) includes offering opposing viewpoints on any related topic.
Poets.net may be one of the few writing forums that offers this option.
My feeling: if we cannot discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of the literary academy, then the academy becomes a caricature of itself, and literature itself suffers.
So far, only one side has been represented, which suggests that some self-censorship has been imposed.
Poets.net readers would like to read opposing viewpoints on any literary topic discussed on this forum. You may do this anonymously in the comment section, and I will elevate the top two or three to post status.
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