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Richard Swigg

Richard Swigg, formerly Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Keele, died last week. His books on the poetry of Charles Tomlinson constitute probably the most important contributions to a full recognition of that poet who was primarily responsible for introducing the world of post WWII American poetry to the shores of England. 807 more words

Charles Tomlinson

Two Peas in a Pair

So dreams do come true. Even without kissing frogs and wishing upon stars. Okay maybe I’m too much into the Disney vibe since I’m finally going to see the new remake of Beauty and the Beast tonight and I’ve been watching Disney movies all week. 113 more words


Fontana Rossa

And In my wake, a stream obscene
Does stain the pavement ‘neath my shoes,
Like Neptune drowning Travertine-
From whence it flows I have no clues. 78 more words


The Geordie Shore of Geordie Shores

What strange things happen in a mansion of eight,

Our fair lady Holly has fled and has left her gallant in a wretched state.

Aaron, a man of the gentry in both appearance and tongue, 321 more words


"I read. I travel. I become." Homage to Derek Walcott

“… the truest writers are those who see language not as a linguistic process but as a living element…” Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott died this morning at the age of 87 after gifting the world with some of its finest poetry. 272 more words


A Parting Glass To Mom And Dad

With St. Patrick’s Day upon us, my thoughts naturally turn to my favorite South Side Irishmen. While the day, and in this case, the weekend, is filled with the usual nod to our Irish ancestry, celebrating with parades, rebel songs, beer and plenty of corned beef, a part of me always feels a bit wistful, as memories turn to my parents, no longer here to join in the festivities. 2,134 more words