To date I've sent out scores of e-mails about the post directly below this one. To my surprise, I've received several good responses. Mucho props to those who replied! It gives me hope that the lit community is not after all an unthinking monolith. I hope to post the best of the viewpoints, regarding this matter, within a few days.
In the meantime, several leading lit citizens so far have made no comment!
Maud Newton: No Response.
Chris/ Spike Magazine: No Response.
Mark Sarvas/ Elegant Variations: No Response.
Agni: No Response.
Harper's: No Response.
The Believer: No Response.
I'll keep readers of this blog updated as this affair progresses. Thanks.