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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

English Poetry

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

Poetry

Some Poems 2006-2013 by John Seed (Shearsman), The Ascent of Kinder Scout by Peter Riley (Longbarrow Press)

When Allen Fisher wrote a review of the Crozier/Longville anthology A Various Art (Carcanet 1987) he opened it with a serious reference to narrative and history: 592 more words

The Co-operative Group’s farms sale

Following up Cllr Howard Allen’s thoughts on the subject published earlier, feedback has come from Pete Riley, who was involved in assessing a bid for the Co-op’s fruit farm at Tillington, in Herefordshire. 199 more words

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