Thursday, April 24, 2008

National Poetry Month -- Minority version

Remember when Walter Mosley, Rafael Campo and several other poets resigned from the Board of Governor's of the Poetry Society of America?

They did it when New York Times Book Reviewer John Hollander made a comment comment about “cultures without literatures — West African, Mexican, and Central American.” Then he made matters worse by saying on National Public Radio that “there isn’t much quality work coming from non-white poets today.”

But that's my paraphrase. Go check out the article yourself and well, here are the three anthologies mentioned by the reviewer:




Check out San Antonio current online for the full article:
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