The Times is publishing my letter protesting an essay, "Got Poetry?" by Jim Holt (April 5), in which a dozen male poets were quoted as delicious to learn by heart. Women writers not worth memorizing? Not Emily Dickinson, or Elizabeth Bishop, or Sharon Olds, or Lucille Clifton, or Joy Harjo, or Evie Shockley?
My letter will be in the Book Review section on April 26th. Don't hold your breath for big changes--but we have to do what we can!
Here's to good writing wherever it happens, and to poetry, which often flourishes under the radar!
Causes Marilyn Kallet Supports
Southern Poverty Law Center, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, ACLU, Amnesty International, Save Darfur.