It is an insult to the men who entered the competition too. I am sure she is very nice and charming and it was frightfully good of her to restrain herself from publishing the poems she wrote about her ex-husband who left her for another woman, but it is still SHIT poetry.
Is this yet another conclusive sign that we live in a matriarchy, this privileging of MEDIOCRITY just because this woman was supposed to have suffered?
I have a few old love poems I could inflict on my readership too, if I wanted to. They are probably shit too, but not as shit as Sharon Olds'.
|Sharon Olds - mutton dressed as lamb. Could you bear it if your wife went around with her hair done like that?|
You can listen to her boring boring boring poem about her son at http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9785000/9785165.stm It really is SHIT.