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September 11, 2013

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I've always thought Robbins's poetry and criticism tedious and very over-rated. He is a perfect example of a career poet who got by on where he worked rather than what he wrote. His critical persona, as some dismissive edgy expert, is undermined because he is just as guilty in his own poetry of producing the boring stuff he lambasts others for.

He slags off good stuff and tries to make out that the transient contemporary crazee gear that will be forgotten very soon, is the real poetry that's gonna last.

Ungenerous, ready to sneer and snark in his articles but a very thin skin when it comes to bashing his own tender fragile offerings.

A fraud, I reckon.

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