At 10:56 PM +0000 12/29/02, david.bircumshaw wrote:
>But in a peculiar
>kind of way SALT doesn't seem 'present' in the UK in the way that more
>'established' lists like Picador or Faber or Bloodaxe are. I find myself
>thinking of it as an Australian list that also publishes UK poets, not that
>that's a criticism, I hasten to add. Perhaps it's because they rely so much
>on Print On Demand so it's rare to see SALT titles in bookshops (in fact the
>only place I have seen their titles in bookshops has been in Australia) and
>as far as I can gather they don't get much in the way of reviews over here.
David - as a Salt poet and as an Australian it's a little difficult
for me to enter this - but this seems an extraordinary statement.
Such things could equally be said about any number of small English
poetry presses that exclusively publish English poets. Are they, for
their lack of Faber-type weight and reviews and bookshop presence
(which we all know is an increasing problem for poetry publishers,
there and here), "tangential" to English poetry as well?