Saturday, 6 February 2016

Poetic justice

Without wanting to trivialise the disgraceful treatment that Sarah Howe has received at the hands of certain sections of the media on the back of having won the T.S. Eliot Prize with her first collection, Loop of Jade, it’s worth pointing out that such articles end up providing terrific publicity, generating extra readers for her intriguing book and creating the opposite effect to what seems to have been intended by their authors. Poetic justice, in fact.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Matthew

    I predicted on Matt Merritt's blog that if Don Paterson didn't win the T.S. Eliot prize then Sarah Howe would. I've subsequently missed her undeserved drubbing in the media and clearly need to get up to speed with what's been said.

    Best wishes from Simon R. Gladdish