Why have the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of America, Omnidawn, PennSound, Wave Books, and Wesleyan University Press failed to issue public statements denouncing the long-time abuse of this well-known poet? How is it that these organizations haven’t asserted that anyone who engages in abuse will not be promoted on their organizational sites, or given space in their programming and publications?

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An Open Letter on Abuse and Complicit Silence in the Poetry Field