Tuesday, April 30, 2013

News at Eleven: The collection’s last section is a hysterical compilation

of fictitious Q&A offerings that begins with an astute observation.

Noting the sexist use of “–ess” following the unnecessary delineation between men’s and women’s titles, she [Daisy Fried] replies, “The Poetess has long felt that women’s equality should be founded in the notion that a woman is no worse than a man. So it stands to reason that men are just as bad as women. The Poetess applies the term poetess to men and women, good poetesses and bad.”

She goes on to call Charles Bukowski “our greatest living poetess.” Brilliant.

from Montgomery Media: Book Bound: Poet Daisy Fried Nails 'Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice'


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