Over 70 Authors Come to Defense of Poet Accused of Plagiarism

Over 70 Authors Come to Defense of Poet Accused of Plagiarism

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Over seventy authors, including Pulitzer Prize winners Jennifer Egan and Louise Glück, have signed a letter to the New York Times in support of poet and novelist Jill Bialosky, after William Logan accused her of ‘serial plagerism’ in her book Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir.    Logan’s positively vicious review of Bialosky’s book in the Tourniquet Review highlights several passages dealing with poet biographies, where he feels she has directly plagiarism  from sources such as Wikipedia the websites of the Academy of American Poets and the Poetry Foundation. In the review, he lays out paragraphs from the book against paragraphs from the …