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"While poets, [Sophie Mayer] argues, were intrinsic to liberation struggles like the Civil Rights Movement in the States, poetry in Britain is embedded in the establishment. She bemoans the lack of sexual explicitness in British poetry, saying, 'We’re here, we’re queer–but that here is circumscribed, crypto-queer in code and wink' and argues convincingly that queer visibility is hijacked by 'the subtle censorship of sexuality, the coy refusal of pronouns, the curtailing of inappropriate emotions, the implicit suppression of political speech.' A queer poet laureate? I don’t think so." Cherry Smyth • Poetry Review (pdf)

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