I am once again appealing to the amazing book blogging community for help with one of my English Literature degree projects! For my course on Modern & Contemporary poetry, I am collating an anthology that explores the link between poems and popular culture.
Think writing that tackles central issues in popular culture: the Bechdel test in films, cringe-inducing prejudiced ads, POC rep (or lack of) on TV, bad video games featuring women with over-developed cleavage and under-developed character arcs, body image in the music industry, and, of course, diversity in books!!! You catch my drift.
Does one of your favourite poems deal with popular culture? Or maybe you’re even a poet who’s written something that suits this theme? The anthology will not be published at this stage due to copyright limitations but I’m happy to give your work exposure on my blog to say thank you.
You can share any ideas by commenting below, or drop me a message through the contact page if you would prefer. I’m really looking forward to reading any poems you come up with!