The Female Poem

From the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival 2009, a new podcast on 'The Female Poem': a lively and wide-ranging discussion between Jo Shapcott, Maureen Duffy, Pascale Petit and Annie Freud. Among other things, they discuss the horror of being labelled a 'female poet', whether the male poem is the default position, the importance of 'outsider art', why 'miserable guys stalk the poetic world', and whether Donne, Keats and Wyatt wrote 'female' poems. The Female Poem discussion at The Aldeburgh Poetry Festival was supported by The Poetry Society. The Female Poem