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The Melancholy of Making Poetry

Poetry is perhaps the most difficult of arts because the easiest to set about – you don’t need a chisel or a canvas or an instrument or a studio. Writing is eminently convenient. But melancholy derives from the need of … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Penny Boxall

Just back from Hawthornden, where I spent a month writing and painting watercolours. And here are two poems by Penny – who was also a fellow, one for Jean Findlay – who plays the bagpipes – and one for me, … Continue reading

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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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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 – which can be found by scrolling down to the end of this post. … 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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