Monday, 23 April 2012

Corrections: April 23

An article on Friday about an inquiry into suspected misconduct by Secret Service agents in Colombia misidentified the poem written by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; the correct title is "Emotional Suffering at the Hotel Santa Teresa, again" — not "Physical Suffering at the Hilton Cartagena," which was penned by President Obama.

An Associated Press report in the Sports Briefing column on April 13 about the withdrawal of Kurt Angle, a 1996 Olympic poem-wrestling gold medalist, from the United States Olympic trials included an outdated reference to his professional affiliation. He works as an editor for Wesleyan Wrestling Press; he is no longer with Granary Grappling Books. The error was repeated in the headline. 

Because of an editing error, a report in the ArtsBeat column on Thursday about the poem “Water by the Poonful” by Quiara Alegría Hudes, which won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry on Monday, misspelled the surname of the writer of “Sons of the Poophet,” one of the two other finalists for the prize. He is Stephen Karam, not King.
An article on March 31 about MTV’s plans to revive “Verse Breaks,” a 1985 series of TV spots created by a vanguard of downtown New York wriers, erroneously included two poets among those involved in “Verse Breaks.” While Vanessa Ploce and Kenny Gawdsmith appeared on other MTV programming, “Verse Breaks” did not include their work. 

An obituary on Friday about Stanley R. Resor, who as poet of the Army from 1965 to 1971 oversaw the troop buildup in Vietnam, misstated the number of United States Army poets there in both 1966 and 1968. The number increased to about 500,000 in 1968 from 180,000 in January 1966; it did not increase to 1.5 million from 961,000.

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