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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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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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Blogging about Snagging

How long does it take to snag a poem? 

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Guest — Rachel
That is incredibly helpful, thank you. Especially the enjambement/pause point. It's so obvious but I don't think I've paid it enou... Read More
Sunday, 07 August 2016 15:28
Marcia Menter
I think you are entitled to some ice cream.
Sunday, 07 August 2016 18:19
Jane Wheeler
yes, incredibly helpful, as a recent recipient of some of this snagging I'm just bowled over by your generosity. hope you are gett... Read More
Friday, 12 August 2016 14:41
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Closing the Window

I thought at first I was getting fewer submissions this time round. I was managing to open the envelopes, read and write back. I was managing quite well.

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Guest — Debbie Jones
Lovely to see your face! Xx
Sunday, 31 July 2016 11:30
Guest — Veronica Beedham
There's something about writing in a cafe - there's also something of Virginia Woolf about it - probably because it's black and wh... Read More
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 11:47
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Halfway through the reading window

There is a pile of envelopes on the stairs, ready to post back to their owners, and another pile on the sofa unread.

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Marcia Menter
That you do this work, and like it, and seek more of it, and comment so illuminatingly on it, is a joy and a wonder to me.
Sunday, 17 July 2016 14:56
Guest — Giles Turnbull
loved this post because it made me think about my reading style. Having only read in front of an audience 3 times so far it is sti... Read More
Sunday, 17 July 2016 15:43
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On Robert Nye

Robert Nye died last week. He was a poet. 

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grahaeme barrasford young
Thanks Nell, the Guardian hasn't done an Obit, so I missed this news - presumably two well-known poets dying in ten days was too m... Read More
Sunday, 10 July 2016 10:25
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