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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.

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The past is not as past as we think it is.

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At StAnza this year, time stopped (for me) more than once in St John’s Undercroft, one of my most favourite venues in the world. Click on this sentence to see a picture.

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Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea,  
But sad mortality o'ersways their power,  
How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,  
Whose action is no stronger than a flower?

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Red roses for a blue lady. Staying with my mother, we listened to this song at least six times, singing along.

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'Un poème n'est jamais fini, seulement abandonné. A poem is never finished, only abandoned.' Paul Valéry

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The weather forecasters are doing nothing but apologise.

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When memory fails, songs stay faithful.

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After close reading of about 1500 poems, all shapes and sizes, you start to think about shape and shaping a lot.

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Sometimes poems are time bombs.

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It’s better when it’s frosty, and it’s frosty today.

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The days of three reviews per pamphlet have come to an end.

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It’s personal.

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About eighty have arrived so far. The postie is no longer surprised by the weight of our mail.

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Well, it’s working. Ten sets arrived yesterday. In for a penny, in for a pound.

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You know there's an ulterior motive, don't you?