Being in a critical mood (re previous post), I thoroughly enjoyed Ron Silliman's demolition of Andrew Motion. Does anyone actually read Andrew Motion's poetry? I'm prepared to admit that there are plenty of good poets in what might be called 'the mainstream', but Motion isn't one of them. He seems a classic example of what a shrewdly-managed career and the right contacts can do.
That said, Silliman's knowledge of current British poetry sometimes seems sketchy, at least compared to his encyclodaedic grasp of the American scene.