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Men and Keats

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:35 am
by BrokenLyre
I have wondered for quite some time why there are not more men on this Keats Forum...Glad for Saturn's presence.

I have my ideas, what are your thoughts?

Re: Men and Keats

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:00 pm
by marwood
I'm a man. That makes two of us! :shock:

Re: Men and Keats

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:40 pm
by CasaMagni
Three :shock: :shock:

Re: Men and Keats

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:10 am
by Raphael
There is also WolfLarson on the poetry thread. I have seen other fellas on there too.

Re: Men and Keats

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:39 am
by Ennis
You know, you're right, Brokenlyre: where are all you guys?! Ladies, I don't mean to "step on our toes," but didn't Keats say (in a letter, obviously!) that he didn't write for women? Was it RWoodhouse who suggested he "edit" The Eve of St. Agnes, and that suggestion resulted in Keats's "women-readers" comment? :roll: (When I taught school, I had a colleague who suggested part of my Keats's obsession was based on maternal instincts! [And he wasn't ignorant about Keats at all. He actually knew quite a bit about Keats's life and his favourite poem was "Ode to Melancholy" - he could actually quote it!] The more I thought about the suggestion, the more I wondered if there wasn't something to it! Maybe that's why there are more women than men, as far as we know, on the forum: Keats just brings out the mother in us! :roll:)