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In the eleven years since Luke Kennard won the Eric Gregory Award for The Solex Brothers, he has released five collections, two pamphlets,...
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In the poems which follow, Mort often uses pronouns to emphasise conflict between the female climbers and the male hegemony they are flouting;...
Book Review: Holy Toledo! by John Clegg
As the truism goes, we get our whole lives to write a debut, and considerably less to produce the follow up. As a result, second collections...
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"I am willing to pay due respect to the poetry of George Meredith, of Thomas Hardy, of DH Lawrence as part of their oeuvre, without conceding...
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The Advantage of Adversity: A Different Perspective on Depression
The one thing that running a business has taught me is that things are never constant. Things are never permanent. You cannot separate...
Writing Poetry for Addiction Recovery - A Case Study
Poetry has been in the news due to its usefulness in therapy, helping the traumatised, the bereaved, and those who just have difficulty...
Is Beyoncé Recast as Lady Macbeth in Lemonade?
With her latest album, Lemonade, Beyoncé seems intent on disrupting that narrative. Let us not forget that Lady Macbeth disappears halfway...
The Wild Gaze
"You might not think that these two interests, capturing animals and writing poems, have much in common. But the more I think back the...
Dreaming up a Good Nightlife
Feeling groggy and hung-over one morning recently -- though I had not had a drink for days, nor consumed sugar or refined carbs -- I remarked...
Irish Poetry Prize Goes to Dashboard Confessional
"In modern times, poets write parodies about love. They send themselves up. Love poetry has become a form of retaliating first." E.A....
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