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Verbs leaning through the window and other coincidences

The coincidences in the poems sent in to me during the December window ARE uncanny.

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Gill Learner
Oh dear. I'd better have look at a number of last lines!
Saturday, 07 January 2017 12:12
Marcia Menter
Sunday mornings I'd read Nell's blog feel gifted, if slightly foxed have no egrets. Blimey! It's Saturday!... Read More
Saturday, 07 January 2017 14:31
Guest — Frances Corkey Thompson
I think Seamus Heaney started 'heft' - definitely a Heaney word. I've used it myself when feeling like a real poet. Therefore I ha... Read More
Saturday, 07 January 2017 14:50
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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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Guest — Stephen Parr
Dear Nell: I really think it's time you had a good rest. Preferably with lots of cake. I've stopped sending you poems because I ju... Read More
Monday, 02 January 2017 17:56
Guest — Nell Nelson
You're quite right to pull me up for moaning, Stephen. I really didn't mean to. It's just guilt about all the people to whom I hav... Read More
Monday, 02 January 2017 18:37
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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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Guest — Frances Corkey Thompson
I was hooked. Love the 'disappointed fish'. Some metaphors enjoy being overwrought. Happy frying! And Happy Christmas!... Read More
Sunday, 18 December 2016 10:27
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
Guest — Nell Nelson
Douglas -- you made me laugh!
Sunday, 18 December 2016 11:09
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On Windows and Fish

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

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Guest — christina fletcher
Oh no! 2B?
Sunday, 11 December 2016 10:51
Guest — Marjorie Neilson
You are not the only one to suffer from a Christmas senior moment. The reading group I go to decided we would bring a book wrappe... Read More
Monday, 12 December 2016 10:39
Guest — Barbara Saunders
That's a year of your blog read. Time for bed!
Sunday, 18 February 2018 01:01
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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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Guest — Billy Mills
I review poetry, especially small press poetry, that takes my interest, as a labour of love. You could try me.
Sunday, 04 December 2016 22:25
Guest — Nell Nelson
Other way around Billiy -- pick a pamphlet, read some examples of what's required, send me an OPOI (not longer than 350 words with... Read More
Monday, 05 December 2016 18:34
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