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My Life As A Mad King by Alasdair Paterson (Oystercatcher Press)

Having published The Floating World (Pig Press) and Brief Lives (Oasis Books) in the Eighties, Alasdair Paterson returned to writing with on the governing of empires… 341 more words

English Poetry

Grrr... Essay Up at The Parlour!

I am thrilled to have published my first academic essay at Ohio University’s The Parlour. Click on the link below to read, but also check out their submission guidelines and other areas that might be of interest to your own pursuits. 12 more words


But if the streams and clouds keep travelling, travelling,
the mountains look like the hulls of capsized ships,
slime-hung and barnacled.

Think of the long trip home.

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"One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop

The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster. 149 more words


"the upswept fog bank of her hair": J. D. McClatchy's "Three Dreams about Elizabeth Bishop"

Do you suppress the urge to roll your eyes whenever someone mentions “the crazy dream I had last night?” I know I do, or at least I sure hope so, since I don’t like offending people unnecessarily. 154 more words

Recommended Reading

Bishop's "The Man-Moth"

The Man-Moth


Man-Moth: Newspaper misprint for “mammoth.”

Here, above,

cracks in the buildings are filled with battered moonlight.

The whole shadow of Man is only as big as his hat. 66 more words

The Complete Poems, 1927-1979

The Complete Poems, 1927-1979, by Elizabeth Bishop

Category:  Poetry

Subject/Topic: “Highly regarded throughout her prestigious literary career, and today seen as an undeniable master of her art, Elizabeth Bishop remains one of America’s most influential and widely acclaimed poets. 204 more words