11/20/2012 09:18 am ET Updated Jan 20, 2013

David Biespiel's Poetry Wire: Is Franz Wright The Rush Limbaugh Of American Poetry? - The

I had intended this week to write about gratitude. To express my thanks to all the new readers of Poetry Wire and The Rumpus and to wish you all a pleasant Thanksgiving. I wanted to say something about the necessity of thankfulness in art and poetry, to say that this week I rededicate myself to having kind thoughts, to not get angry or think badly about others, to work to the benefit of others as much as I can. In poetry and in life.