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Is there such a genre as ‘political poetry’?
It’s the month of new publications!
The International Serial Book Number was invented in 1965.
Gerry Cambridge, the paperback, is about to appear!
If you read a lot of poems, most of them don’t.
The order makes a big difference.
My natural preference is for lyric.
From the middle English ‘logge’, a variant of lugge, meaning pole or limb of tree.
I always thought Arvon courses were things other people did.
Report on the FreeVerse Bookfair? Better late than never.
But not whining. Or I hope not.
Actually not a facelift, an office lift.
I’ve been away. Temporarily I was free.
Yes, it’s TALENT. I know.
The same things make them go right as make them go wrong.
July is a long month. There are ten days still to go. I’ve read 56 sets of poems now, and I’m getting tired.
The force that through the green fuse drives the poem . . . doesn’t.
Week one of the July submissions window is over already.
An extraordinary week (for me) concluded with The Poet’s Compass yesterday at the CCA in Glasgow.
It’s a trouble-making question.
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