No blame on Nancy Shiffrin, who objectively reports, but now we have the proliferation of pop-junk poetry ("Pop! Go the L.A. Poets," Aug. 23).
We can enjoy trivial images and word-stringing in the service of the lowest common denominator--even non-readers. Poets who may be competent, striving not for craft or quality, but to be democratic.
In actuality, striving to join the media-hype and glitz of "Hullyrud" and get more attention than is usual for poets. If you can't beat the vacuity of the electronic culture, then join it, seems to be their aim.