According to Ron Hogan,
To mark the publication of the third edition of The Oxford Book of American Poetry, they're running a poll for "America's Favorite Poem", and so far T.S Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" is beating out Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." Come on, poetry fans: Are we going to let some monarchy-loving expatriate represent the best-loved American verse? I should think not!Ron wants to know, as do I, why John Greenleaf Whittier didn't make the ballot. I'd have cast my vote for something like "The Barefoot Boy" in a heartbeat, but since that wasn't possible, I contributed to the pathetic total (2%) in the Emma Lazarus column. Not because she's a particular favorite of mine, but because surely there has never been a more "American" poem than "The New Colossus."