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On my desktop I have a file titled To Do List AUGUST.

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You're getting obsessed with chocolate.

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The  submissions window is shut. Here's what came through it.

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Reading poetry in fathoms has a weird effect.

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So this is what it's like.

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So this is what I do during the reading window in July.

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There’s value and there’s cost.

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I have learned some gruesome things from poems.

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How have I missed Louis MacNeice on minor poets until now?

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The “first fine careless rapture” is startlingly loud just now. And it’s not the first.

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Sometimes I feel almost like a real publisher.

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. . . is still singing in my head.

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“The god of grump” someone called him on a FaceBook thread recently. Old Larkin, old love.

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I was in Wigtown, Scotand’s National Book Town. And I have something to confess.

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Give me a poem starting ‘I remember’ and I will suggest you drop the first two words. And yet . . .

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A good question . . .

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Standing room only at the Torriano on Sunday - and now a double debut for Richard Osmond!

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On Sunday evening, there will be a most unusual event. Probably unique, in fact.

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I was in Galway last week launching Tom Duddy’s ‘The Years’. But the author wasn't there.

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Ruthven Todd is very clear about it.