The poetry world is having a meltdown [if you don’t care just to let you know that I don’t care that you don’t care, so save us both somme time and don’t leave me a comment saying you don’t care] – after a ‘review’ in the poetry journal PN Review by Rebecca Watts published a takedown of Hollie McNish and the spoken-word poetry scene (‘The Curse of the Noble Amateur‘).

It raises all sorts of questions about populism, art, criticism, gender, technology, elitism, and, I suppose, poetry.

Here’s Holly’s response to what one reader called the “breathtakingly rude/pearl-clutching review”.

If you haven’t come across any of these poets before – here’s an example each of McNish, Tempest and Kaur’s work …

Holly McNish’s Embarrassed

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Kate Tempest’s Europe is Lost

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Rupi Kaur reads from Milk and Honey

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