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Poetry & Poets in Rags of November 25th

Poetry & Poets in Rags of November 25th
By rus bowden on 11/25/2008
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Dear Poetry Aficionados,

IBPC: Poetry & Poets in Rags:

The poetry news this week is riddled with questions of ethics and morality. Joy Harjo has resigned over this. Anne Marie Macari is being sued in another storyline. The case of Pier Paolo Pasolini arises again, as does Ted Hughes' relation with Sylvia Plath. Reverend Geoff Waggett does not want Patrick Jones reading his poetry in public buildings. And the question arises, should parents be forewarned that poet Gayle Danley will be teaching their children how to write their personal stories, how to make poetry from their pain. These stories are all in News at Eleven.

We begin, however, with three articles about the selection of the next poet laureate of Great Britain, how it could be done, and who the "contestants" are. How much should the people be involved, how much should it be a poetry idol contest? In Great Regulars, Andrew Motion has words of wisdom and advice for whomever takes the position.

And, as always, lots more good reading. For you who are inside the US, Happy Thanksgiving Thursday. For everyone everywhere, thanks for clicking in.


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