Thursday, June 10, 2010

"The damage done to the Oxford Professorship of Poetry..."

J.C., writing in the TLS (May 21, 2010, p.36):
"Our vote, if we had one, would go to Geoffrey Hill, who has not personally issued a statement. It speaks volumes."

Dave Itzkoff, "Lone Female Candidate Quits Oxford Poetry Race," New York Times (June 10, 2010).
Heidi Blake, "Oxford professor of poetry election mired in controversy again over sexism claims," Telegraph (June 10, 2010).
Roger Lewis, "Now here's what I call poetry," Telegraph (June 9, 2010).
Alison Flood, "Oxford poetry professor candidate withdraws as controversy erupts again," Guardian (June 9, 2010).
Stephen Moss, "My bid to become Oxford professor of poetry is going from bad to verse," Guardian (June 2, 2010).
Tim Adams, "Sean Haldane: 'I now think poetry has more capacity to change people than psychotherapy,' " Observer (May 30, 2010).
Alison Flood, "Weapons drawn, 'codgers' quartered: race to be Oxford poetry professor gets serious," Guardian (May 18, 2010).
Alison Flood, "Oxford poetry professor field narrows to final 11," Guardian (May 7, 2010).