Though the Orwellian Poetry Foundation’s blog, Harriet, banned Scarriet’s Christopher Woodman, that hasn’t stopped him. His poem “”He Mistakes Her Kingdom for a Horse” appears in this Fall’s The Beloit Poetry Journal, and was nominated by them for a Pushcart Prize.
Also forthcoming is Christopher’s “The Frangipani Tree,” a poem about his lovely wife, Homprang. It will appear in the Fall Issue of The Atlanta Review — it’s the same poem Martin Earl praised on Harriet just one month before Christopher was made “unperson” by the staff.
So here at Scarriet, you might wonder: does censorship work? Does banning prevent dangerous poets from speaking the truth in verse? Christopher theorized that his poems got taken because he’s got name recognition from Scarriet and Foetry, but I don’t believe that for a moment. He writes great poetry and has persistence. He does this despite thousands of miles and despite Harriet
And I’m so happy to be able to congratulate him.