The Old Man Reads a Review of Recent Poetry Books

May 25, 2020

This Guardian critic does not give much cred
To poets who are male and white and dead.

Which leaves me feeling very slightly wan,
Since I am white and male, and getting on.

4 Responses to “The Old Man Reads a Review of Recent Poetry Books”

  1. Nell Nelson Says:

    However, dearest George, you’re not yet dead:
    I’d say you’re still a step or two ahead.


  2. Another old man nods his head sagely and mutters, wish I’d written that …

  3. Liza McAlister Williams Says:

    Chiming in from the “old woman” camp in solidarity!

  4. Lucinda Kowol Says:

    Hexameters what crime and also rhyme unless you are a rap poet of grime


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