Phil Brown
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Phil Brown was born in Surrey in 1987. He graduated from the University of Warwick in 2008 and now works as a secondary school English teacher in London. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the Crashaw Prize and won the Eric Gregory Award in 2010. He has had his work published in Magma, Pomegranate, Dove Release: New Flights and Voices (Worple Press, ed. David Morley), Dr. Rhian Williams’ ‘The Poetry Toolkit’ (2009, Continuum) The Salt Book of Younger Poets (ed. Roddy Lumsden) and the forthcoming Lung Jazz: The Oxfam Book of Younger British Poets (ed. Todd Swift) and Coin Opera 2 (ed. Jon Stone). He is the Poetry Editor for the online magazine and chapbook publisher, Silkworms Ink. His debut collection, Il Avilit, was released in 2011 with Nine Arches Press.

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The Childish Nature of Poetry

Posted 30 December 2011 | 16:30:45 (EST)

"How can my mind not be frightened not only of the world, but also of itself, this child's mind which inflicts the imperfect world on itself." - C.K. Williams

This Winter's edition of The Poetry Review contains a transcript of a lecture called 'On Being Old' by the...

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Poetry Extinguished by Kindle?

1 Comments | Posted 20 December 2011 | 17:05:56 (EST)

"... that's what we do, we make lines. Charles Olson, the poet, said no line must sleep, every line in a poem should be wakeful to the lines around it. And when you put a poem on a Kindle, the lines are broken in order to fit on the screen....

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Clarity of Expression and Dirty Money in Poetry

3 Comments | Posted 15 December 2011 | 14:51:08 (EST)

"I think poetry is the opposite of money, but money is something we might end up talking about - and since this is England - we shall probably discuss it sideways in terms of grants and awards. If I hold up a ten pound note and a poem and I...

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