Patricia Lookwood forårsaket et oppstyr av Yayha Hassan-dimensjoner i juli, med diktet «The Rape Joke». Noe senere ute, jeg lenket til det i forrige uke.
Om oppstyret rundt The Rape Joke, sier Lookwood:
«I felt exposed in a really interesting way, not just because of the subject matter, but because poets just aren’t used to attention.
Also, because it was the Internet, I had a better sense of its reach, and who was reading it. People could respond to it instantly on Twitter, and they did. There was a brief period where the words “devastating” and “powerful” were being tweeted at me like a hundred times a day, which was a surreal experience if you’re at all familiar with the typical offerings of my Twitter account.»