British Poets Fight It Out For Prestigious Oxford Professor Of Poetry Position by Jessie Kunhardt - Huffington Post
"The Endgame of one of the most acrimonious literary spats in recent times began yesterday when one of the nation's most divisive poets revered for his "brooding verse" and chastised for being "inaccessible" was announced as a candidate for Oxford University's next professor of poetry."
I'm trying to imagine the general American reading public following a competition among academics and poets for a poetry chair as intently as UK readers have been following this one, made all the more entertaining by resignations, withdrawals, scandals and infighting.
- Who now for Oxford Professor of Poetry? - Telegraph, May 28, 2009 ... Tom Payne reflects on the Oxford Professor of Poetry fiasco now that Derek Walcott and Ruth Padel have ruled themselves out of the race ..