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The armies of perfection . . .

So do you need to know about the poet’s life?

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How personal should poems get?

It’s a sort of spectrum. At one end – the safe end – there’s persona (Robert Browning – ‘My Last Duchess’).

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Dreams and Rejection

So I’m dreaming and in the dream, I’m thinking, this dream wouldn’t make a good poem because it’s stuck.

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Three cheers for NOT embracing the internet!

There are still small magazines that don’t.

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Blog Jest

That’s what my mother used to say, especially on a Sunday: today we have jests for lunch.

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Hearing Things Wrong: Ode Don't

It can make it very difficult to take poetry seriously.

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