Davey but the program also went into all the different types of 'publishing'
web aural tapes cd's radio and more things my poor old addled brain can,t
recall -oh yes getting a scribe to write it up for you which complicated the
picture shortage of scribes in Raynes Park and the scrolls aren't what they
used to be -stone so time consuming but lasts (keep to haikus)
Can't beat clay tablets -save trees I say
Patrick clay paws
From: Poetryetc: poetry and poetics [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
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Sent: 07 December 2009 18:21
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Subject: Re: how many poetry books per annum?
The BBC programme was 'Exploring Our Amazement; Poetry and Its Audience' on
Radio 3 last night and is at:
( I know : it is amazing poetry has an audience)
2009/12/7 David Bircumshaw <[log in to unmask]>
> In a BBC programme broadcast last night Michael Schmidt (he of Carcanet)
> claimed that 2,000 copies were published in England (did he mean the UK?)
> per annum whereas it was about 150 when he started Carcanet 30 odd years
> While I've recently seen a figure of 4,000 per annum for the U.S of A.
> However pin-point those figures are I think they give a something-
> like-what-it-is accuracy. I'd imagine the main reasons include the
> ease and cheapness of printing technology nowadays and the superabundance
> both the early retired and the ambitious.
> 2009/12/7 andrew burke <[log in to unmask]>
> I'm curious if an answer is possible to my query: How many poetry books
>> published per annum in USA? UK? Canada? NZ? Other English writing
>> In Australia, a friend who should know says over 150 poetry collections
>> been published here in the past year. Amazing - I never thought the
>> would be so high.
>> Anyone have any figures, or well founded guesstimates? I see lists of new
>> titles on Poetry Daily and on Ron Silliman's blog and I am always
>> at the number of poets I have never heard of bringing out their umpteenth
>> book! Or, even their first.
>> Btw, on my blog, there is an interesting article from the Guardian in UK
>> about the Bad Sex awards. Worth reading.
>> 'Beyond City Limits', pub. ICLL @ ECU, available at topnotch indie
>> - list at http://hispirits.blogspot.com/
> David Bircumshaw
> "A window./Big enough to hold screams/
> You say are poems" - DMeltzer
> Website and A Chide's Alphabet
> The Animal Subsides http://www.arrowheadpress.co.uk/books/animal.html
> Leicester Poetry Society: http://www.poetryleicester.co.uk
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"A window./Big enough to hold screams/
You say are poems" - DMeltzer
Website and A Chide's Alphabet
The Animal Subsides http://www.arrowheadpress.co.uk/books/animal.html
Leicester Poetry Society: http://www.poetryleicester.co.uk
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