This is not breaking news, but since I did not know it until this week, it was news for me. Mark Doty has been participating in a lively discussion about poetry over at Slate. That is cheering.
What causes chagrin on this topic is that Texas is losing Mr. Doty. If you follow his blog (see the links section of this site), Mr. Doty charts his move eastward and northward. For those of you who are his new neighbors, we Texans expect you to treat Mr. Doty well.