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How to get your pamphlet reviewed

 ‘Is it true – what Shelley writes me that poor John Keats died at Rome of the Quarterly Review?’ [Letter from Byron to John Murray, 26 April 1821]

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Guest — Billy Mills
I review poetry, especially small press poetry, that takes my interest, as a labour of love. You could try me.
Sunday, 04 December 2016 22:25
Guest — Nell Nelson
Other way around Billiy -- pick a pamphlet, read some examples of what's required, send me an OPOI (not longer than 350 words with... Read More
Monday, 05 December 2016 18:34
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POETRY THAT ISN'T

Over the last few years I’ve seen quite a lot of it.

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Guest — Simon R. Gladdish
Dear Nell It sounds fascinating. ( My poetry tends to rhyme and scan but then I'm a bit old fashioned in that way.) Perhaps poet... Read More
Sunday, 02 November 2014 11:03
Guest — Nell Nelson
I think what Lydia is doing is just writing in an interesting way -- and some writing doesn't have to be called 'poetry'. In fact,... Read More
Sunday, 02 November 2014 11:52
Guest — Harriet Rowland
.......Simply observing Lydias' metamorphosis from poet larva to colourful, expansive, exciting, writing aritst has been one of th... Read More
Sunday, 02 November 2014 21:02
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TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG?

And is there a blogjam? Probably, yes.

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Guest — Robin Houghton
Thanks for this - I came to you from Kim Moore's tweet stream - another serendipitous happening in the blogosphere! I agree that ... Read More
Monday, 15 April 2013 16:41
Guest — Nell Nelson
What a lovely comment, Robin. I couldn't agree more.
Monday, 15 April 2013 17:05
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Balanced, rational, reasonable, sensible, sane, sound . . . .

Just look at those respectable adjectives!

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THE IRONING POEM GENRE

Last Sunday my iron gave up the ghost.

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Guest — Niamh B
I think this is my favourite ironing poem ever.... Ironing – Vicki Feaver I used to iron everything: my iron flying over sheets... Read More
Thursday, 15 March 2012 21:33
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‘OVERPUBLICATION IS A TERRIBLE THING’

Shakespeare said it first. Or at least Don Paterson’s version of Shakespeare’s sonnet 102 did:

That love is merchandized, whose rich esteeming
The owner’s tongue doth publish everywhere.

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Hold a competition where the all the entries must be hand written with real ink. That'll cut down on all the computer poetry that ... Read More
Monday, 18 April 2011 12:22
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Can I have my chocolate now, please?
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 19:43
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