Monday, January 24

Responds to little diversity among critics: – Boring only to be reviewed by those who can not relate to the experiences

This autumn, there has been a debate about the lack of diversity among Norwegian reviewers. Poetry debutant Priya Bains thinks it is overdue.

Poetry debutant Priya Bains believes that the lack of diversity among Norwegian critics creates blind spots in the review.

Does a reviewer’s background affect what he or she sees in a work of art?

Yes, says poet Priya Bains. The 26-year-old made his debut this autumn with the collection of poems “With the remains of my hands” at Oktober Forlag. In the wake of the release, Bains has responded to the reviews she received.

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