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Beneath by Simon Perril (Shearsman Books)

In the notes at the end of his earlier volume of poems linked to the lyricism of Archilochus, Archilochus on the Moon (Shearsman 2013), Simon Perril referred to the Greek poet’s ‘nuanced voice, full of many tones and timbres’. 617 more words

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About Watching: Identification and the Animal

ECOCRITICISM NOW: The essays, reviews, and poetry collected in this thread trace responses to the interlinked terms nature, ecology, and ecocriticism, all of which have come to occupy increasingly important roles in a number of everyday and academic discourses over the last few decades. 3,095 more words

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Reading poetry in the refugee crisis


At the moment, I’m working on a dissertation about Peter Riley’s poetry, particularly his long poem Due North, which was published earlier this year.  977 more words

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It Looks Like An Island But Sails Away by Ralph Hawkins (Shearsman Books)

On the back of this deliciously fast-moving collection of poems by Ralph Hawkins there is a quotation from Peter Riley’s 2005 review of a previous Shearsman Books collection of his work, … 450 more words

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Simon Smith's Navy (vErIsImILLtUdE, 2015)

In these times of bewilderment and dislocation it is important to read poets who recognise the contours of the political landscape and it is vital to attend to voices that quietly insist upon pursuing truths despite being noised-out by the chatter from the island. 523 more words

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Due North by Peter Riley (Shearsman Books, 2015)

As the author’s blurb on the back tells us this is a poem in twelve chapters ‘concerned with human movement northwards or out in the quest for work, subsistence, settlement and gratification, and in danger of getting trapped in various enclosures, including thought-traps.’ It is serious; it is where we are; it places ordinary people in the history and geography of their upbringing. 326 more words

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Spleen-Ghosts: On Rosemary Tonks and Nicholas Moore.

‘Send a cage through the post,
Make your name like a ghost’
Syd Barrett, Baby Lemonade

Nothing endures so much in poetry as the Romantic outsider. 2,786 more words

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