Sunday, May 17, 2009

Laugh about it, shout about it

Two elections.

Both marked by lackluster alternatives.

Both resulting in outcomes that are cause for relief, if not for celebration.


Cheshire Cat said...

The second I can understand, but the first? Padel is an underwhelming poet. Her triumph is a triumph of politics, not of poetry. See this, for instance.

Falstaff said...

Cat: Agree that Padel is an underwhelming poet, but I don't know that Mehrotra is any better. Neither of them is a patch on Walcott, obviously (hence the lackluster candidates) but if we had to be stuck with one of them I'd rather it was Padel just so I don't have to be subjected to a lot of media nonsense about Indian poetry in English.