I came across this article while doing a Google search about Joyce Carol Oates, Poets, and Writing in general. I completely agree with the author’s argument at the end of the page and was surprised (to certain extent; I have read about the “cattiness” of a few of the greats) that some of the greatest writers who have put words on a page said those things about one another.
So read on and let me know in the comments what you thought, your experiences with other writers, or your own personal writing life / experiences!
Enjoy! Jamy ;^D