Stephen Zelnick writes of poetry wars with his students at Minding the Campus.
His side of the battle is this:
I told a student her interpretation of a poem was wrong. From that moment I was regarded as an enemy to freedom.
I invited my students to engage with me in online debate on whether an interpretation could be wrong. What follows is their side of the argument. My arguments failed to dent their belief that a poem means whatever a reader thinks.
For their side, read the whole Poetry Wars article.