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Poetic boundary conditions : Australian poets in the ivory tower
journal contributionposted on 2016-01-01, 00:00 authored by Cassandra AthertonCassandra Atherton
This article explores the experience of women poets in academe and posits that by institutionalising themselves in universities, women poets gain financial stability by working in the wider field of poetry. However, they also face discrimination and a lack of opportunity in these workplaces. The article uses two case studies of poets Maria Takolander and Jill Jones, who work at Deakin University and the University of Adelaide, Australia, respectively. These case studies show the way in which these poets explore the experience of academe in their poetry.