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Bookish selfie...

A snapshot of my reading week in quotes…

….I gave orders that the bodies should remain in the open under the sun a day or two until the sweetness gave way to stench. 796 more words

Book Review

Poetic Voices

Poetic Voices – Anything But Ordinary

I imagine many are familiar with The Poetry Archive; Sir Andrew Motion and Richard Carrington were able to engineer this excellent resource for poetry, and it remains part of Sir Andrew’s lasting legacy as Poet Laureate. 375 more words


The New Yorker 17 x 17

The April 17, 17 issue of The New Yorker includes “Waders,” a long, complex poem by (Sir) Andrew Motion. It’s laid out in ten sections of blank verse, one or two stanzas each. 540 more words

Mainstream Poetry

Dailies 3/13/17: America, lobsters, the Afterlife, & something moving crabwise across the snow

Andrew Motion – Fog in Naskeag Harbor


When we had done our business with the lobster-man
choosing our dinner from dozens of creatures packed… 166 more words