Thursday, 24 January 2013

Stag's leap update

Well what do you know Sharon Olds won the TS Eliot prize for poetry £15K and "a unanimous win"...that last is the probably the hardest to pull off for a poet.

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You can read our original thoughts on how she was reviewed here in Bitch reviews or this more measured look at the work here http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/oct/21/stags-leap-sharon-olds-review. All quite pertinent stuff given the current lathered mysogyny being aimed at Mary Beard and the like for having the temerity to look like an old woman and be on television and say thoughtful things...

More on the TS Eliot prize win here http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jan/14/sharon-olds-ts-eliot-poetry-prize

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