|My thanks to Mark Andresen who took the time to ask me what it is I do in poetry, publishing women and my interest in reclamation. You can read the interview in its entire here.
“Firstly, we must acknowledge the absence of the early modernists, the Irish language poets and the experimentalists from the canon. This is incredibly difficult to do as it is embarrassing to note that most anthologies leave out these women poets of early modernism and their crucial dialogue within the development of the state. In many anthologies and companions to Irish Poetry, including the forthcoming ‘Cambridge Companion to Irish Poetry,’ (ed. Gerald Dawe) there is a desert from the foundation of the state until the 1970s’. The early modernists, the poet anarchists (like Dorothea Herbert) are absented from the canon.”