How to launch a poetry book

There are many ways. 

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Guest — Fiona Moore
Thank you Nell for supporting us from dry land early on a cold sunny Aldeburgh morning! Do send me a couple of poetry-in-the-sea p... Read More
Sunday, 27 November 2016 10:31
Guest — Nell Nelson
Have just sent you a drop-box link with all the photos, Fiona -- they took a good while to upload but you should have the email al... Read More
Sunday, 27 November 2016 10:56
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Poetics and Drinking Parties

I love the word symposium. I don’t know why.

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Guest — Cora Greenhill
Hello Helena, I love your sweet take on the word symposium? Would you mind if I quoted it in a short article I'm writing? Also, h... Read More
Monday, 05 December 2016 11:17
Guest — Nell Nelson
Hi Cora -- please quote at will. I don't know whether any of the posy has been published, but mine hasn't -- some of the others ma... Read More
Monday, 05 December 2016 18:23
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The smell of the poem

These days there’s a lot of interest in what poems look like.

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Guest — Frances Corkey Thompson
I was once at an event where a poem was read, and at the same time, signed for a deaf audience. The poem finished with something (... Read More
Sunday, 30 October 2016 11:27
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Why Writing a Poem is Like Making Crab Apple Jelly

Each year the apples take longer to ripen than you remembered.

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Guest — Kim Whysall-Hammond
Thank you, that made me laugh out loud. So right and pertinent.
Sunday, 23 October 2016 12:25
Guest — Helen Ashley
Thank you for such wise words! I was wondering why so few of my "jars of crab apple jelly" were of such poor quality this year. I... Read More
Monday, 24 October 2016 09:36
Guest — Mark Carson
This year we tried fresh root ginger chopped finely, not too much. It is magical, utterly!
Sunday, 30 October 2016 23:12
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Robert Frost's 'Design' and 'The Rule of the Shorter Term'

After publishing Charlotte Gann’s book, Noir, I’ve started to think of noir poems as a genre — poems with shadows; poems that set up the dark/light opposition. Poems that expose.

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Guest — Davina Prince
An interesting poem and thank you for introducing it - and taking me back to Frost. I looked it up it in his Collected (my prefe... Read More
Sunday, 09 October 2016 10:58
Guest — Charlotte Gann
I love this, and I think it does all hinge (for me) on the 'desperate plea': 'What had that flower to do with being white'. That ... Read More
Sunday, 09 October 2016 13:04
Marcia Menter
Oh Star (the fairest one in sight), We grant your loftiness the right To some obscurity of cloud-- It will not do to say of night,... Read More
Sunday, 09 October 2016 14:47
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Why Arvon Works

There is a recipe, and it works.

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Guest — veronicabell
I wish I could go on one of these courses.
Saturday, 07 January 2017 15:25
Jane Wheeler
I have been on four, in the past two years, and they have been the best present I have ever given myself. you meet some lovely peo... Read More
Monday, 28 May 2018 18:42
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