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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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