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Poetry for Performance

Brand New Ancients by Kate Tempest

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by the Gawain Poet, translated by Simon Armitage

This week I spent a couple of days in Lorne, a lovely town on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. 943 more words

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Everyday surrealism in Simon Armitage's Seeing Stars

There is something captivating about a book of poems that begins with a sperm whale explaining that he is “attracted to the policies of the Green Party on paper but once inside the voting booth my hand is guided by an unseen force”, who has a brother, Jeff, that “owns a camping and outdoor clothing shop in the Lake District” and who notes, simply, “I keep no pets.” 270 more words

Signpost Two (Updated!): 'Poem', Simon Armitage

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Poetic form, I thought, was a cage that imprisoned  the natural sound of words. 759 more words


Lew Watts | Interview

Kenneth P. Gurney. What got you started into poetry? What age?

Lew Watts. In many Welsh junior schools (ages 5-11), the day starts at Assembly with choral singing and the recital of a poem—I remember R.S. 1,317 more words


What Were Your Favorite Poems This Year?

Dear Readers,

This week I’ve read two excellent poetry collections: Yona Harvey’s illuminating, musical Hemming the Water (thanks to a recommendation from poet and friend… 104 more words

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You’re beautiful because you’re classically trained

I’m ugly because I associate piano wire with strangulation

You’re beautiful because you stop to read the cards in newsagents’ windows about lost cats and missing dogs…

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