When my name appeared on the noxious Professor’s Watchlist–a McCarthyist attempt to shame professors who speak out about social justice–I set aside some precious break time to write a reply. Not only is my entry on the list factually inaccurate, it is intimidation masquerading as public service.
Also: my apologies to Ken McClane, the other poet on the Watchlist, whom I only recognized as a poet when Sandra McPherson brought him to my attention in a comment to my essay. For more on this see the comments section.
I retain my original blog post title above, with an asterisk to mark the correction.