More on the poet who should never have been named

Yesterday, I posted about the Best American Poetry 2015 controversy, and in the comments, writer N. E. White (also a pseudonym, but one legitimately used) asked a smart question: When I submit my work anywhere [under a pseudonym], I include my real name on the submission. I thought that was pretty standard practice. Is thatContinue reading “More on the poet who should never have been named”

A suggestion for Sherman Alexie and the Best American series (and publishers in general)

For those unfamiliar with the controversy, here is a short recap, as I understand it: In the 2015 edition of the Best American Poetry┬áanthology, this year’s editor, Sherman Alexie, unwittingly┬áincluded a poem by “Yi-Fen Chou,” a person whose name I put in quotes because he doesn’t exist — “Yi-Fen Chou” is, in fact, a penContinue reading “A suggestion for Sherman Alexie and the Best American series (and publishers in general)”