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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What you need to know about Po

I don't mean Li Po, though I might well have done. 

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The Danger of Dreams

I woke this morning from a vivid dream. 

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Guest — marion tracy
The excitement of news The folly of the muse Let's kill the line And pulverise the rhyme I could go on and on But my work here i... Read More
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:56
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The town of Callander, not far from the city of Stirling, is one of those places often referred to as ‘gateway to the Highlands’. It’s a busy little place, and scenic, with great big wooded crags behind it, from which the rain (when it’s raining) comes rolling down. It has a wonderful second-hand bookshop (more of that later).

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Guest — Frances Corkey Thompson
I want to go, I really do. Next year. Unfortunately I'm off to Athens now. Umm.
Sunday, 04 September 2016 12:26
Guest — Nell Nelson
You get no sympathy, Frances! Athens! I expect the Muse will meet you off the plane...x
Sunday, 04 September 2016 12:49
Guest — delores anderson
A bit late for me; as I just find you through a competition on the poetry library competition list. Have set reminder for Septembe... Read More
Monday, 05 September 2016 08:18
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Why is it so HARD?

Why is it so hard to do publicity?

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Guest — Rebecca GEthin
You make them all sound really intriguing and well, wonderful. Without having read them, you seem to have distilled an essence an... Read More
Sunday, 28 August 2016 15:18
Guest — Nell
Thank you, Rebecca, and HURRAY! The pills must be working. (I mean on me, not you.)
Sunday, 28 August 2016 15:27
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