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Runaway Handicap

RUNAWAY HANDICAP   Considering a runaway selection, If poetry can generate affection A plumage fit for paradise entitles Me to a mate enamoured of requitals.   My handicap’s an eloquence provoking Offended editorial fits of choking. It so incites the … Continue reading

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Heron of Hawthornden

HERON OF HAWTHORNDEN – a chap-book of dizains by Anthony Howell celebrating his residency at the castle in the Autumn of 2017. Illustrations by the author. Limited edition from Scotland Street Press. Available for £5 incl. postage from Grey Suit … Continue reading

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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. See also the Corona What went on – in Rosanne Wasserman’s No Archive on Earth which … Continue reading

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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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