What exactly is "The Academy of American Poets"?
Who voted them in charge?
By what right do they set themselves up as an "academy" and think they can dictate the direction of American poetry?
The $35 (and up) membership fee?
Yes, I know, it's really a glorified tax shelter; a safe place for rich people to deposit their money; a way to give employment to hapless university-trained purveyors of lifeless poetry. But some folks may actually take this gang of extortionists and their bad clown show seriously.