"You bring up Stevens, the paragon of writing within the "system" -- the bourgeois poet par excellence, at the mere mention of whose name Adrienne Rich launches into an extemporaneous screed against the patriarchy. (No matter what she's doing: she could be ordering food at a McDonald's drive-thru.) I'm just tired of people not wanting to do any work when they think about the relation of poetry to society."
In response to some fairly sharp-edged comments to a piece found here.
However uncivil the comments might be, they still beat the most well-formed comment on a YouTube video or a Digg post. Does poetry hold the last corner of the civilized web? (No.)