Infinite Difference, pub. Shearsman
I can't understand how an anthology of innovative UK women poets can leave out Geraldine Monk and Maggie O'Sullivan. I can only assume that there's some criteria other than 'innovative', 'UK' or 'woman' that I'm not aware of. Is it Monk and O'sullivan's visual / performance element? Both poets foregound performance, and in the case of O'Sullivan, visual art. But then, so does the work of Caroline Bergvall. It can't be ageism, as some of the poets in the anthology are around the same age or older, than Monk and O'Sullivan. Whatever the reason, I think it's a serious ommision. But then editor, Carrie Etter, is entitled to her opinion. Maybe anthologies should always have titles like "Carrie Etter's favourite innovative UK women poets", "Roddy Lumsden's favourite New British and Irish Poets", "Palgrave's favourite golden treasures" etc. etc.