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Reflections on poetry for National Poetry Day

6 October 2003

'We were really identified as being the publisher that helped to bring that generation (the 80s and 90s poets) to a wider readership. and it was really that generation of poets that took poetry out of the academic surrounds and into the wider community...' The male intellectual clique is 'a major problem at the moment, and a lot of poetry's not getting any coverage because a lot is being skewed towards these intellectually minded male poets. The poetry they admire is very good, but it's only a small part of what's going on.'

Neil Astley, MD of Bloodaxe in Publishing News