Category Archives: Poetry

SONNETS FOR ALL TASTES

Lady Mary Wroth – one of our first sonneteers. Here is a link to my essay on Sonnets. It is published by the Fortnightly Review.

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John Ashbery 1927-2017

Here he is reading for Grey Suit. To find him reading Soonest Mended and other poems, please scroll to 47:31 on Issue 3 Here is my obituary note in the Fortnightly Review. Here is a link to an interview with … Continue reading

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THE READIES

    It starts in tantrum’s pram; those tears for treats withheld – Unfair and inexplicable. And then there is the wonder of it all: The pocket money tripled by that cheque from uncle –   Lack of it feeds … Continue reading

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WAY BACK WHEN

We could all just tumble into bed together. We could make love not war, And then we couldn’t any more. Now there’s terror everywhere – and condoms. x Look, you could just head off across Iran Into Afghanistan, accommodate the … Continue reading

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Beverley at Iguazu

Click on image for my poem.

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FROM INSIDE – my new book of poems.

At last a review! Scroll down on the link here to find it. And in print, there is now one in the latest Poetry Salzburg Review. SERMON Son, never boast of the bird you have done.                                                                           Masters of the art … Continue reading

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Dick

DICK Eight days after the invasion we were dealing with a country That could actually finance its reconstruction by our own Reconstruction contractors. A decade later, and we have a failed State which is relatively easy to exploit, and that … Continue reading

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