Friday, April 2, 2010

Musical Comedy

Yes indeed, the plot thickens as Paula Claire enters the competition for the Oxford Professor of Poetry. She favors "concrete poetry," and although you may never have heard of her before, you can listen to some of her poems on-line, and buy more, right from her site.

If this were a competition about poetics for live performance at a Halloween Party, I'd vote for Paula (here's why).

"Now Paula Who? enters the poets' fray" Londoner's Diary, London Evening Standard (March 31, 2010).
University of Oxford, official nominations page (Spring 2010).