now incorporating the Sudbury Hill and Wood End Times

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

The poets speak

Guardian Unlimited Books

"In a recent lecture, Bloodaxe publisher Neil Astley made a swingeing attack on the current state of poetry. He criticised the 'door police' - editors and critics who he believes are shutting out new talent at the expense, particularly, of women and ethnic minority writers. Eleven leading poets give their response to his complaints"

There's a link to the text of his lecture there too.


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