Forum on Women Writers   Frances Presley

Collaboration… collaboration…….collaboration

On Tuesday I was reading an interview with a leading male 'innovative' poet – one of those who has shaped the debate on the situation of contemporary poetry. He was talking about his past and future projects, and virtually the entire discussion was framed in terms of male poets. Even the innovative v experimental debate, which will be the subject of his next book, has two male exemplars. You might hope that at least the mainstream exemplar would be female, as is sometimes the case. (eg Peter Middleton on Louise Gluck).

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