Friday, 30 May 2008
BOOKS IRELAND'S BOYS CLUB
My summer copy of Books Ireland magazine arrived this morning. And once again there are no reviews of female poets’ books. My subscription is due for renewal. Will I bother? I ask myself. The male bias in the reviewers and books chosen for review irritates me.
I would rather like if they reviewed my book. Why not? But it seems the reviewers get to choose what books they review (as in most publications) and the poetry reviewers choose their fellow men. How predictable.