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The Widening Gender Gap in Contemporary American Poetry

woman poetsSince 2010, the organization Women in the Literary Arts (VIDA) has been conducting groundbreaking, game-changing data research exposing the systemic bias against women authors in American literature. VIDA has been particularly effective at uncovering such bias at the most august publications in the United States and England, those publications of such renown and visibility that they appeal to a general as well as a specialized readership. Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-abramson/the-widening-gender-gap-i_b_4213440.html

Poetry News and More From Here and There

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Maggie Estep, Who Brought Slam Poetry to TV, Dies at 50

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/arts/television/maggie-estep-slam-poetry-performer-dies-at-50.html?_r=0

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When It Comes To Women’s Writing, How Do Publications Stack Up?

http://www.npr.org/2014/02/26/282600453/when-it-comes-to-womens-

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Word up (PoemTalk #74)-Whitman’s ‘Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking’ as performed by Basil Bunting

A discussion with Amy King Julia Bloch and Tom Pickard http://jacket2.org/podcasts/word-poemtalk-74

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18th Annual Poetry Ink: 100 Poets Reading

Sunday, April 6, 12 noon

@ Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Y, Broad & Pine Streets

http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org/poetryink/

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Stop the Legalize Discrimination Against Gays Bill

A petition form Move.org

http://petitions.moveon.org/keystoneprogress/sign/stop-rep-denlingers-legal-1?source=s.em.mt&r_by=1130633

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The poetry of E. E. Cummings

By Paul Muldoon

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2014/03/03/

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For Lancaster writer, Le Hinton, poetry was always present

http://www.theweekender.com/news/WK_Books/1218435/For-Lancaster-writer

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Jealous boyfriend reads Oscar Wilde poetry after stabbing his lover to death

http://www.independent.ie/world-news/jealous-boyfriend-reads-oscar-wilde

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B.C. poet Shane Koyczan raises nearly $82,000 with just hours to go on Kickstarter

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Women Get Published and Reviewed Less Than Men in Big Magazines, Say Red-and-Blue Pie Charts

Jim Behrle recently wrote and article for The Hairpin concerning a VIDA report on bias of major publications and reviews toward women. The evidence is simply far more men are published than women. There may be an abundance of excuses for this disparity, however, the numbers speak for themselves and it appears not to be accidental.

Our small on line magazine, The Fox Chase Review, has published just nine editions with our tenth due out in June. The FCR invites poets/writers to submit, but also reviews queries from those who desire consideration for publication. We have had the pleasure to publish 138 poets/writers in those first nine editions and are proud to say 73 men and 65 women have graced our magazine. We did not realize these numbers until reading the  article. Our numbers simply reflect the fact we publish what we like without limitations on what school of poetry or writing is submitted; gender and race are never a factor.

Our message to the big boys, from our small on line magazine is simply, buck up boys and do the right thing.

 To read the Behrle article please visit this link:

Women Get Published and Reviewed Less Than Men in Big Magazines, Say Red-and-Blue Pie Charts

The Staff of The Fox Chase Review