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THE POINT OF POETRY FESTIVALS

There was a time when I couldn’t have gone, and I haven’t forgotten it.

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Guest — Alicia
I love your description of Aldeburgh Helena - one way I spread the excitement to the totally skint is by going back to my students... Read More
Sunday, 13 November 2011 10:40
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Lovely to meet you at last, Nell, but sorry not have had longer to talk. Yes: Aldeburgh is an inspiring, cockle-warming and wonder... Read More
Sunday, 13 November 2011 10:46
Guest — bigmammafrog
This was my first year visiting Aldeburgh. It was a fantastic, uplifting, and occasionally strange, experience. Everyone I met was... Read More
Sunday, 13 November 2011 15:56
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THE BEAUTY OF RHYME

It’s a gorgeous thing when a poem arrives at a felicitous rhyme, a choice word that pops up by happenstance.

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Rhyming is not really difficult if you are actually dedicated. Writing a rhyme and poem Just needs some simply explained things ... Read More
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 23:19
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"To whom I was like to give offence. . ."

We ‘did’ Frost for O level.

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Guest — Rachel Fox
We did Frost for O level too (but from a different book "This Day and Age" ed. Stanley Hewett). I still have my own copy - complet... Read More
Monday, 12 September 2011 11:11
Guest — bigmammafrog
I'm very envious that you had such an inspiring teacher. We only had one session of poetry at Primary/Junior school, and that wa... Read More
Monday, 12 September 2011 13:04
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SALLY'S CALLANDER

Poetry history is taking place in Perthshire. It's doing this in glorious sunshine, with leaves brandishing all the shades of Autumn and rowan berries gleaming like jewels.

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Guest — Gordon Mason
I was a 'Saturday' poet at Callander and thoroughly enjoyed my first time there. It has its own wonderful atmosphere as you have d... Read More
Sunday, 04 September 2011 19:48
Guest — Pseu
Marvellous poem.
Saturday, 10 September 2011 23:06
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CAN POETRY BE TOO OBSCURE?

Sometimes, obscurity exercises its own spell. It’s the bit you don’t understand that does the trick.

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Guest — MorganleFay
Hello, I am an English Literature student working on this poem as my term assignment, and while going through the internet (as wel... Read More
Thursday, 04 April 2013 20:40
Guest — Fiona Sinclair
Also Keith Richards wrote a version.
Sunday, 18 September 2011 18:20
Guest — Nell
Hi MorganleFay (great name) I have never heard of 'fragrant zone' for private parts. It sounds somehow terribly contemporary. To ... Read More
Thursday, 04 April 2013 22:00
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TOO OLD TO START WRITING POETRY?

Keats was dead at 25, Shelley at 29, Dylan Thomas at  39, Sylvia Plath at 30. Chatterton didn’t even make it to 18.

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