Tuesday, May 28, 2013

News at Eleven: It also refers to poets known for their love

of bottles, like Dylan Thomas, Malcolm Lowry, and Canada's Al Purdy. The poem found its natural audience--other poets--when it was published in magazines and anthologies around 1980, and when American poet Charles O. Hartman offered to put it on his Internet site, the Contemporary American Poetry Archive, I readily agreed. After all, I still want my poem to be read.

David R. Morgan's plagiarized version of my poem, however, was stripped of any reference, Canadian or otherwise, that made it distinctive. Morgan claimed to have written my poem, but he clearly didn't understand it or, indeed, poetry itself.

from Ottawa Citizen: Poetic justice for a plagiarist unmasked


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