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    Chitown Kev, mamamedusa

    Her outburst seems a bit petty and childish. Too many poets? How utterly terrible that she can't imagine a world in which there are more than a handful of great artists per medium per century.

    I wonder what, to her, is the appropriate number. Is there a range? Are we to be limited to no more than twenty but no fewer than fifteen great poets? Does she secretly long to name that twenty-first but can't be seen to publicly disagree with those hard and fast poetry laws?

    I, for one, am glad she doesn't turn her powers of critique on the world of photography.  

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