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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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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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Basil Bunting – a review

My Review of Basil Bunting here in the Fortnightly

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Reviews of Poets and other Articles in The Fortnightly Review

Here is an earlier review of several poets published back in November 2013 in The Fortnightly Review It featured four poets: Kathryn Maris, Jackie Wills, George Elliott Clarke, Donald Gardner and Todd Colby. For a complete list of links to … Continue reading

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George Pitts and the Longer Line in Poetry

This page is a link to my essay on the longer line, and it is also a homage to the brilliant poet George Pitts, who died sadly last year. As well as being an innovator who worked with the longer … Continue reading

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CLASP Late modernist poetry in the 1970s

Tony Lopez posted this on Facebook, just as my own copy came through the post. Just received a copy of *Clasp: late modernist poetry in London in the 1970s*, edited by Ken Edwards and Robert Hampson and published by Tony Frazer at Shearsman … Continue reading

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Is 5

Ok, so here is a wonderful forward by e. e. cummings, followed by a poem from IS5 FOREWORD TO IS5 On the assumption that my technique is either complicated or original or both, the publishers have politely requested me to … Continue reading

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