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THREE NEW PUBLICATIONS, AND MORE ON SIR JOHN . . . .

Three new pamphlets are cooked to a turn for July reading, but also read on for a post script to last week's J C Squire entry.

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Guest — George Simmers
O.K. Here's Heaney's version. I thought once you could climb upwards from one cloch to the next, each stone of them being a self... Read More
Monday, 11 July 2011 10:45
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LOVE AND LOSS . . .

. . . the only two themes, it seems to me, and they are one and the same. I only met Linda Chase once in the flesh, but I loved her. And now she's gone.

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Janice Booth
How sad - the little tealight snippets of poetry you shared, tempt me to seek out the full chandeliers of her work.
Sunday, 10 April 2011 14:01
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COCKING IT UP AGAIN?

The email newsletter went out last week flagging three new publications. But guess what I forgot?

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HOW TO WIN A POETRY COMPETITION

I once carried out a lengthy analysis of winning entries in order to pin down the secret.

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" . . . it's how it feels in the mouth . . ." YES!!
Sunday, 06 March 2011 12:21
Guest — Ivy Wild
Quote: The secret to creativity, Is being able to hide the sources! ..........Albert Einstein.......My view .......Will it last... Read More
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 09:41
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SPHINX HIGH STRIPE AWARD ANNOUNCED

The much coveted Sphinx High Stripe Award is announced annually. This is the inaugural announcement.

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ONLY FIVE IN SCOTLAND

There are only five subscribers to Ambit in Scotland. Perhaps all five were lurking in the audience at the celebration of the 200th issue at the CCA Writers' Centre in Glasgow last Thursday. But I have a plan to boost their number . . .

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Ambit is a stalwart. Thanks for the reminder. It's enough to make me move to Scotland and take out a subscription, but I think I'l... Read More
Monday, 24 January 2011 07:58
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