The Arts

Sep 10, 2015

Poetry slam: the tragic tale of the straight, white, underprivileged man

Poor white men, they never get any breaks, you know?

Jeff Sparrow

Writer, editor, broadcaster, and an Honorary Fellow at Victoria University.

The scandal in the American literary world over Sherman Alexie’s selections for the latest edition of Best American Poetry illustrates, more than anything, how thoroughly white conservatives have embraced the identity politics they claim to despise.

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  1. Norman Hanscombe

    One sparrow doesn’t of course make a literary magazine; but since Crikey has abandoned serious analysis of significant socio-political issues, I guess sliding into the world of literature could be a logical destination for the journal, couldn’t it.

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