The poetry of survival: The shifting landscape of poetry in the Australian publishing industry
Fox, C. J. (2012). The poetry of survival: The shifting landscape of poetry in the Australian publishing industry. Text, 16(2). Retrieved from: http://www.textjournal.com.au/
It has been repeatedly claimed – even before the global financial crisis – that literary publishing is entering a shaky chapter. Opportunities for established writers are narrowing, and opportunities for new writers are scarce. This article explores the state of poetry in the Australian publishing industry. It argues that far from being a spent force in publishing, poetry is surviving better than many writers imagine. It argues that reinvention and adaptation are crucial if poetry is to use advances in technology to survive.
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