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WHY POETS NEED MORE BOUNCE

Whose bicentenary was on 7th May this very year?

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Guest — Rennie Parker
I'm a Browning fan, he's fab, the characters really leap off the page. Odd how he's underrated now, same with Matthew Arnold. I ad... Read More
Sunday, 21 October 2012 21:39
Guest — George
You mention Browning's owl, but not Elizabeth's dog, Flush. She tried to teach the dog to read - I'm not sure with what success.... Read More
Monday, 22 October 2012 07:08
Guest — Nell Nelson
No, I didn't mention the dog. It didn't learn to read, no. But in any case, the owl was long long after both Flush and Elizabeth w... Read More
Monday, 22 October 2012 13:51
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THE ART OF WEEDING IN IGNORANCE

There are ‘yes’ plants, ‘no’ plants, and there’s moss.

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Guest — Fiona Moore
There's a weed in my garden called Black Horehound. Purple flowers and nettle-like leaves, which smell rank. But it's occupying ... Read More
Sunday, 29 July 2012 22:17
Guest — Tim Love
Why hadn’t it occurred to me that what I called weeds were just plants I didn’t want? - as my allotment colleagues say, "a weed i... Read More
Monday, 30 July 2012 08:45
Guest — Nell
Oh, I think I may have lots of that too. Or something that complies with your description. I haven't noticed the smell. I must go ... Read More
Monday, 30 July 2012 08:50
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THE INSISTENCE OF MEMORY

A poet doesn’t have to be well-known to be remembered.

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Guest — Tracey Martin
Sometimes it feels as though there are just too many poems - and each poem that's worth reading can last a lifetime - can be read ... Read More
Sunday, 24 June 2012 18:05
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PARLEZ-MOI D'AMOUR?

The phrase has come back to me because I’m packing.

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CLIFF ASHBY—RUNNING OUT OF WORDS

Cliff Ashby, who died last week, loved the natural world.

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Guest — Helena Nelson
Dear Yorkshire Post Person Of course you can use the photo. Lift it from the site or email me on nell@happenstancepress.com and I... Read More
Sunday, 06 May 2012 19:57
Guest — Ian McMillan
Hello, I'm writing about Cliff for the Yorkshire Post and I wonder if I could use that lovely photograph? I was a big fan of his w... Read More
Sunday, 06 May 2012 19:25
Guest — Alan Windsor
I can´t remember how I found Cliff Ashby´s work but I am glad I did. I remember reading Plainsong sittting in front of a disused M... Read More
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 10:58
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HOW POETS GET FORGOTTEN

Poor Fredegond Shove.  It doesn’t sound an auspicious name, though ‘shove’ rhymes, at the very least, with ‘love’.

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Guest — Bill Bennett
"Shove" should actually be pronounced to rhyme with "grove" (or "mauve" in the example given by her sister, Ermengard). Sadly, Mrs... Read More
Sunday, 17 November 2013 18:29
Guest — gerald england
What an interesting person she was and great of you to bring her to our attention,
Sunday, 29 April 2012 12:03
Guest — Nell Nelson
Thank you, Bill -- yes, of course you are quite right about the pronunciation. I discovered much more about her later. I am not su... Read More
Sunday, 17 November 2013 18:34
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