Looking at how the media presented the Oxford Professor of Poetry Election for VIDA !

Posted: July 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

Poethead; a poetry blog

maxresdefault (1)There is an interest for women poets in how media presents electoral processes like the recent Oxford Professor of Poetry appointment. Just as there is an interest in how media views poetry generally.

“I would like to see something different at the next election. I would like to see the media discussing women poets and the benefits that they can bring to the chair, and how their role can influence emerging women poets. I feel that this can be achieved by speaking to women candidates with intelligence and not utilising them as filler material in your ossified view of what poetry is.” (VIDA)
 
I started Poethead as a platform that could create visibility for women poets and their translators. Poetry is primarily a process of creation, media meets poetry at the point where it has become a product, a published book. This convergence of media and poetry…

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