‘The whole canon is being reappraised’: how the #MeToo movement upended Australian poetry

‘The whole canon is being reappraised’: how the #MeToo movement upended Australian poetry

The Guardian

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Poets and publishers say a surge of new writing has followed the movement, profoundly changing Australian letters in sometimes unexpected ways

When Evelyn Araluen and Jonathan Dunk, co-editors of literary magazine Overland, announced the shortlist for the magazine’s Nakata Brophy prize for Indigenous poetry last year, they received a letter of complaint. The point of contention? There were no men in the shortlist.

“We only had women and nonbinary entries,” says Araluen. “And it was our biggest year [in terms of entry numbers] for the prize.”

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