is puttering away at his workstation.
For years the U.S. has taken lumps from Europe, and especially Latin America for not having a tradition of public engaged poets, in the sense of being prominent in the cultural affairs of the nation. That's not true. The U.S. does have a tradition of poets, Americans call them singer-songwriters, for they set their poetry to music. Bruce Springsteen is one of the finest examples of the Arch...