The verdict on Up From the Basement (the poetry book): You must read all of it and it works better.
My UGWPers got a partial submission, namely the Bundy section of the poetry book. The result was that, well, it didn't really work.
The CWCers got the whole shebang and they said the things that were in my head as I was working on it...but that the Bundy section was the weakest.
So, off to work on Bundy with the insight provided from writers who know what they're doing.