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April 21, 2005

...And, Apparently, He's Out of Bubble Gum

by Ron Hogan

Edward Wyatt (NYT) reports that Foetry is no more and mixed rejoicing has broken out. Except that Alan Cordle, the formerly anonymous proprietor of the literary contest watchdog site, decided he hated the article so much he was coming out of his self-imposed exile.

And while the Times article focuses primarily on the literary controversy, there's a family drama--Cordle's married to the poet Kathleen Halme--that frankly sounds a lot more compelling than the squabbling over the poetry contests, which for the most part always struck me as proving Kissinger's point about academia.

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