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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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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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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 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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