Just got my issue no. 100 and leafed through curiously, looking for the essay that seemed to be causing a stir at the Poetry Now festival last weekend. I found it with a review of P.I.R. in the first decade of the 21st century.
It strikes me that Maria Johnston must be a very brave woman, having offended half the people she's likely to bump into at any poetry event over the next 12 months.
There was some very unnecessarily cruel comment, I thought, with individual poets spotlighted in a sadistically harsh way ... She spoke about mediocrity a good deal although it appeared that some things were mediocre merely because she said they were. So I'm curious to hear what other forum members have to say.
Hasten to add that I wasn't mentioned one way or t'other, but being beneath the radar is probably even worse than being mentioned, in that context
Sorry if this thread has appeared elsewhere - I just thought I'd post it here.