Jan 19, 2011

Gender Equality in Poetry Publishing

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Poet Katharina Schultens wrote an interesting article on the role of female lyricists in German publishing. In the case study she provides, it's supportive at best: 
Since 2001, were there really only two female poets that matched the publisher's program? Should there be something made of the fact that the two female poets that did get published aren't primarily known as lyricists, while all published men are? And, without becoming too pettish, why is it that the women's works are 'love poems' and the men's 'poems'?

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