Poets’ economics

Rishi Dastidar plainly wishes The Poets’ Guide to Economics had a different focus (August 19/26); But sees it as “a challenge to poets writing now: how can we get outside the web of trades we live in, to more adroitly represent their contours and costs?”. Far be it from me to challenge modern poets or … Read more

Poets of colour

When Sarah Howe won the TS Eliot prize in 2015, it was a turning point for poets of color in the UK. Forces of reaction were quick on the uptake, with many reviews summarizable as: “White Man Feels Woman Of Color Is Too Clever By Half”. Overt biases may have decreased. Unconscious biases remain, often … Read more