Michael Lista, in the (Canadian) National Post, warns of the "literary industrial complex". His advice: publish less.
Ouch! I think I like this guy.
"...like the munitions factory whose only enemy is an armistice, the
Literary Industrial Complex in this country requires an unbroken draught
of verbiage, regardless of the quality, for its continued solvency. It
dovetails nicely with the post-Humanist aesthetic that presently
predominates English-language verse, which values the elliptical, the
runic, the evasively verbose, in which questions of aesthetic merit
dissolve in a sociological and stylistic bath, poems that buy into what
Ange Mlinko has called “the sense that the lid has been ripped off any
consensual definition of poetry, and that for a new generation it has
been a test of one’s authenticity to write poems that evade all criteria
for a ‘good poem.’ ” And the more of it the better."
And he has advice for literary magazines, too (or at least, Canadian literary magazines): Why literary magazines should fold