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Philip Larkin (1922 - 1985)

‘In a case of mistaken identity they put a bullet through his heart.’

That’s not Philip Larkin.  Isn’t even the Beatles of ‘Annus Mirabilis’.  It’s the Rolling Stones.  525 more words


the bigger picture

A short post this week. I’m celebrating an anniversary. A year ago today I sent off a selection of poems to The Plough Open Poetry competition, and while it didn’t change my life it certainly changed a significant chunk of it, and it changed the way I thought about it,  and about myself. 1,168 more words

The Book of Love and Loss

This is a book many poets, and indeed most other readers, would appreciate. It is beautifully edited and presented in cloth-bound edition by Dr Rosie Bailey and June Hall, and includes work by nearly two hundred poets, including U.A. 82 more words


Top Poet at The Place

by Ian McEwen of Ouse Muse

On 11th December Andrew Motion, one of the leading poets writing today, is coming to The Place Theatre… 608 more words

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on poetry

“The best poems get written, not by going in the front door of the subject, but round the back or down the chimney or through the window.” 8 more words


Parnassian Moments 26 October: Andrew Motion

Poet: Andrew Motion

Dates: 26 October 1952

Nationality:  English

Title of Poem: A Glass of Wine

Exactly as the setting sun
clips the heel of the garden,

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Today's Memories

The New World by Andrew Motion


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At the end of Silver: Return to Treasure Island, Jim and Natty had been shipwrecked on the coast of Texas in the year 1803. 815 more words

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