Jim Behrle on David Lehman

Jim has been posting blow-by-blow derision of Best American Poetry 2006 since it came out. Now he is accusing Lehman’s (secret) wife of sock-puppeting to bolser the book’s Amazon reviews. Unfortunately, everything about his posts indicate the reaction of a hurt child. Is sock-puppeting unscrupulous? Definitely. Are poets often oversensitive? You betcha. Does throwing a tantrum help? Not when it comes to convincing people your interests are objective.