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AND ANOTHER REASON FOR WRITING REVIEWS . . .

How could I NOT have said this last week?

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WHAT’S THE POINT OF POETRY REVIEWS?

I must think there is one, because I’ve been writing them for well over two decades.

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Guest — Tim Love
"The poet cannot answer back" - unless the review's on a blog like "Ink Sweat & Tears" for example. For a short while Acumen ran ... Read More
Sunday, 12 February 2012 10:24
Guest — Nell Nelson
I didn't mention some poets reviewing their own books either.... And despite Ink etc, I'm inclined to believe the default positi... Read More
Sunday, 12 February 2012 11:13
Guest — Roy Marshall
Nell, I am currently reading ' Now All Roads Lead to France' by Matthew Hollis, which compellingly explores the last years of the ... Read More
Sunday, 12 February 2012 15:49
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WHAT'S WRONG WITH POETRY REVIEWS IS . . .

. . . evidently a LOT. So far as we know, no-one has yet selected "because of the wonderful reviews" as their top reason for purchasing a poetry magazine.

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I don't know if the reviews are ever my top reason, but they're a significant factor for me which deciding which mags to get. Onli... Read More
Sunday, 20 February 2011 12:42
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"metaphorical domain"----just mushy-vacant enough to intrigue. But as for the rest "to-be-avoided" terms, well and aptly banished... Read More
Sunday, 20 February 2011 14:41
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Vaguely Vogue I believe that at a certain age beige is a shade one should avoid. Navy’s smart in town and for the country nothi... Read More
Sunday, 20 February 2011 17:41
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THE WORD ON THE GRATTON STREET

Have you forgotten the Sphinx FEATURES AND INTERVIEWS section of the website? Check out latest interview with pamphlet publisher, Ian Davidson.

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Computer RAGE strikes

You think it won't get you but it does. It does.

I remember an occasion when my son was eight years old. He was so enraged with his Sega that he shrieked and hurled it across the room. It crashed into his father's hi-fi.

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