Quotation by Daisy Aldan

An editor once said to me, "If I didn't know that you, a woman, had written these poems, I would like your work." And once an editor wrote me, "Your poems are dynamic, colorful, exciting, but too strong for a woman."
Daisy Aldan (b. 1923), U.S. poet and publisher. As quoted in The Little Magazine in America, ch. [17], by Elliott Anderson and Mary Kinzie (1978).

On the literary climate for women in the 1950s; Aldan was herself a publisher of poetry, bringing out the notable arts journal, Folder.
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