"A dearth of experimental women writers in the UK? Here is proof to the contrary: 25 articulate voices explore 'other' poetries. This is where the energy is. Get with it." --Rosmarie Waldrop
"In the year that Rae Armantrout won the Pulitzer prize for poetry, it was good to see the thinking Briton's woman poet represented by Carrie Etter's rich and intelligent anthology, Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets." --Jeremy Noel-Tod, The Times Literary Supplement
"Carrie Etter has performed a service for the wider readership of poetry in bringing together these distinctive voices." --Tim Dooley, Poetry London
"This is an important anthology of often dizzingly innovative writing, going from the relatively straightforward poetry of Claire Crowther to the stranger shores of Caroline Bergvall's more conceptual verse....[T]his is a brave attempt to represent poetries that are often excluded from the usual conversations about the art form....New approaches to landscape, to the personal lyric, to the political, abound in this challenging and fascinating anthology." --Steven Waling, The North
Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets
launched at Swedenborg Hall in London on 10 March 2010
edited by Carrie Etter with selections from
Sascha Akhtar * Isobel Armstrong * Caroline Bergvall * Elisabeth Bletsoe * Anne Blonstein * Andrea Brady * Emily Critchley * Claire Crowther * Carrie Etter * Catherine Hales * Frances Kruk * Rachel Lehrman * Sophie Mayer * Marianne Morris * Wendy Mulford * Redell Olsen * Frances Presley * Anna Reckin * Carlyle Reedy * Denise Riley * Sophie Robinson * Lucy Sheerman * Zoë Skoulding * Harriet Tarlo * Carol Watts
The following poets read at the launch: Sascha Akhtar * Isobel Armstrong * Caroline Bergvall * Andrea Brady * Claire Crowther * Catherine Hales * Frances Kruk * Rachel Lehrman * Redell Olsen * Frances Presley * Sophie Robinson * Lucy Sheerman * Zoë Skoulding * Harriet Tarlo
23 March 2010, 7 p.m. Elisabeth Bletsoe, Claire Crowther, and Carrie Etter read and speak about the anthology at Bath Spa University in an event for faculty and students.
26 April 2010, 7:30 p.m. A gala reading of the anthology including Rachel Lehrman, Wendy Mulford, Redell Olsen, Frances Presley, Anna Reckin, Lucy Sheerman, Zoë Skoulding, and Carol Watts. Ian Patterson hosted the reading and introduced the event. The Bowett Room, Queen's College, Cambridge.
10 May 2010, 6-8 p.m. Carrie Etter read from and spoke about the anthology to the Poetry and Poetics Research Group at Edge Hill University.
14-16 July 2010. Cross-Genre Festival, University of Greenwich, London. Numerous anthology contributors read and/or spoke at this festival. Contributors on the festival included Caroline Bergvall, Andrea Brady, Emily Critchley, Carrie Etter, Frances Kruk, Marianne Morris, Frances Presley, Sophie Robinson, Zoë Skoulding, Harriet Tarlo, and Carol Watts.
1 September 2010. The Poetry Library in London hosted a panel on women's poetry anthologies, moderated by Jane Dowson and paneled by Carrie Etter and Maura Dooley, editor of Making for Planet Alice: New Women Poets (Bloodaxe, 1997).
22 February 2011, 7 p.m. University of East Anglia, Drama Studio, Norwich. A reading with Anne Blonstein, Carrie Etter, Rachel Lehrman, Wendy Mulford, Frances Presley, Anna Reckin, Lucy Sheerman, and others to be confirmed. Free.
Infinite Difference has received positive reviews in The Brooklyn Rail, Eyewear, Horizon, the London Review of Books' blog, The North, Poetry London, Stride, Tears in the Fence and on Rob McLennan's blog. Additional reviews are forthcoming in Calyx, Tarpaulin Sky, and other journals.
In the UK, the book can be pre-ordered and from 10 March purchased from The Book Depository and from the publisher, Shearsman Books. In the States, the book can be pre-ordered and from 10 March purchased from The Book Depository (US) and from Small Press Distribution. Those from other countries should order from one of The Book Depository sites, as they offer free worldwide shipping.
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