Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hounded by Censors, Carol Ann Duffy Bites Back

A Duffy poem removed from the British Curriculum, allegedly because it could be seen as propogating violence with knives, inspired the poet to write a poem reminding the world of Shakespearian knives.  See the article in the Guardian (September 6, 2008) and the poem (September 6, 2008).

And further:
Pierre Assouline devoted a column to the censorship debate around this incident, entitled "La poésie au couteau" in Le Monde 2 (September 13, 2008) p.18. See the article on his blog (September 15, 2008).