Michael Lista interview on the Canadian poetry wars over moral responsibility versus lust for prize money:

“As I wrote in the piece, my bet was that poets and more literary types would take their cue from Margaret Atwood, and though they like to pose as the antennae of the race,” would actually chicken out, equivocate, and stay mum. I didn’t expect a former Griffin winner to say that he wanted to “throat punch” me on Facebook because of the investigation, but hey: I like surprises.”