Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Women Poetry Bloggers Speak Up/ Out Against PW Article
Craig Teicher wrote an interesting article in Publishers Weekly recently about poetry and the blogosphere. Two poets, Reb Livingston and Shanna Compton, have since written good responses asking why the article doesn't mention more women bloggers. Their points are well-made, and as you might expect, a debate has ensued (see their April 12 posts). Aside from one female reader's seemingly unsound attack on Livingston, the debate is interesting and for the most part, above the belt. But is the PW article another example of Bloom-like exclusions from the male club? Brenda: I don't think that a poet (like Livingston) who has work coming out in the next Best American Poetry (along with the awesome Bao Phi) is too worried about not being mentioned in the article. Maybe she just has a good point. Some things need to be said.