Bill Knott posted the following in a comment on my previous post. I bring it forward here because he brings up points that I did not, plus he sounds a cranky note that I can only aspire to. Join me, fellow cranks!
the "blog poets" they nominate are alike in one way: they don't publish their poetry on their blogs or the web—
unlike them, I post/have posted ALL my poetry online for free open access and download . . .
which it seems makes me ineligible for any blogpo laureating—
surely to be the po-laur of the blogosphere, you should actually publish your poems there?
all or most of those laurpo nominees use their blogs chiefly to publicize and sell their deadtree books—
seriously: how can any deadtree poet be the laureatepo of the blogworld?