Poetry is Violence

Prose has to justify itself, but poetry is violence.

Is that true? Does that have any meaning, or is something this editor wrote down with a sense of pride the other day, before facing (of course, privately at first) the plain fact that it's probably giberish? And that, if it was profound at all, somebody would have noticed by now.

Some small things are changing. There's a giant backlog of unanswered query letters. We're catching up.