Jejudo, South Korea
I skimmed the piece lightly (plan to go back and read it more seriously later) but the first thing I thought was 'she's from LA'. I'm originally from LA and this article is quite typical of the general mindset there. The style is a sort of a calm, relaxed complaining thing and that is the safest attitude you can have in that city.
The quotes at the end actually are an attempt (I think) to make her point: Oliver Stone reads poetry (and then offers something that's over a hundred yeas old as proof) -- give me a break.
By the way, she offers two types of poet responses at the beginning. I'm definitely in the first category (I laugh hilariously when money and poetry are uttered in the same breath).
However, I do think she makes some points that are worth considering. I'll try to add some more later (when I reread the article).