Rodents through the window

Forget horses. Today it is wasps and rats.

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On windows and stacking

Yes, it's a new year but I'm still reading poems from the old window.

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How (not) to begin a poem

Thoughts from the reading window.  

The first three or four lines of a poem are make-or-break territory.

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Douglas Hall
I've been in a war of attrition with a poem since May 2012; its latest incarnation begins: ''While more recent memories start to... Read More
Sunday, 18 December 2016 11:04
Noel Williams
Maurice Riordan calls such openings 'drawing your breath' - as if the poet is preparing to get to the point, but hasn't got there ... Read More
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On Windows and Fish

The reading window is open. The envelopes are stacking up.

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How to get your pamphlet reviewed

 ‘Is it true – what Shelley writes me that poor John Keats died at Rome of the Quarterly Review?’ [Letter from Byron to John Murray, 26 April 1821]

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How to launch a poetry book

There are many ways. 

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