Oh, Beyonce. Who DO you think you are? First, you win loads of critical acclaim as the member of a vocal group and solo artist, earning pots of money at both, then start acting in films and people like that too. I suppose you reckon you’re pretty bloody good, yeah?
The ego on the woman! What’s that? She’s done WHAT? Beyonce Knowles has written poetry? And someone’s published it? That can’t be right, surely? Beyonce has penned a poem and like Kristen Stewart and Pamela Anderson over the past year, got someone to publish it. Controversial, yeah?
Famous women write poetry and suddenly everyone has an opinion, it seems; here’s mine. Just because some poetry isn’t technically the finest written doesn’t mean it’s not valid; I don’t think we should silence women, no matter the form they choose to use to make themselves heard.
After all, you wouldn’t mock an “ordinary” woman who wrote about her feelings via clunky or awkward verse, because that’s rude and cruel. Or maybe you would?