Saturday, July 24, 2010
A poetry challenge or an opportunity?
Ruth Franklin in ‘The Read’ in The New Republic asks how long is it since you’ve read a line like Sylvia Plath’s ‘I eat men like air’ in The New Yorker…or she says in TNR, for that matter.
After hearing the young poet Amelia Gray, recently read a series of 'threats' written on slips of paper, she realized ‘how unusual it is for poets, and women poets in particular, to express anger. To the extent that such things can be generalized about, there is a distinct style of contemporary American poetry that tends not to range dramatically in mood.’
How do we fare in Australia? The full article is here: URL: http://www.tnr.com/article/books-and-arts/76258/the-read-you-wouldnt-her-angry