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WHO WANTS TO BE A MINOR POET?

How have I missed Louis MacNeice on minor poets until now?

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Guest — Davina
Lines from MacNeice stay in my mind far more often than lines from some of the 'major' poets; they are mental furniture, and in al... Read More
Sunday, 08 June 2014 10:51
Guest — Nell Nelson
I am very glad of having you commenting.
Sunday, 08 June 2014 10:55
Guest — Clare Best
Ah thank you Nell for taking me back to MacNeice. I have only two volumes – one is his Selected Poems (Faber, 1940) which is one o... Read More
Sunday, 08 June 2014 12:09
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THE LOUD HILL OF WALES . . .

. . . is still singing in my head.

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Guest — Brian Ings
The weather in Wales is glorious always. If you actually like torrential rain , that is, you might have added, Nell! Now the cult... Read More
Monday, 19 May 2014 07:20
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WHAT KINDLE CAN'T DO

I was in Wigtown, Scotand’s National Book Town. And I have something to confess.

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Andy Allan
Loved it. Thank you.
Sunday, 04 May 2014 10:38
Guest — Joan Byrne
A poet writing about a poet's response to a poet to be read by other poets. Splendid. Thank you! Thanks, too, to David Brown.... Read More
Sunday, 04 May 2014 10:57
Guest — Davina
Annotations fascinate me. I went to King Lear last night (a film of the live relay from the National Theatre shown on Thursday) c... Read More
Sunday, 04 May 2014 12:49
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WHO KILLED DYLAN THOMAS?

Ruthven Todd is very clear about it.

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Guest — Mark Haworth-Booth
Fascinating and convincing - thank you.
Sunday, 23 March 2014 12:48
Guest — Sheila Hamilton
That's all very interesting. I don't know if I would have liked Caitlin either (how can I know?) but she has certainly been given ... Read More
Sunday, 23 March 2014 16:06
Guest — Nell Nelson
I think we sometimes just don't realise the double standard we're applying. It creeps up on us. Some aspects of the Paul Ferris bi... Read More
Sunday, 23 March 2014 16:24
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THE MYSTERY OF RUTHVEN TODD

The past is not as past as we think it is.

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Guest — charles
At the school I was at in the early 1960s they made a big thing of Remembrance Day, with photos of the trenches etc; odd to think ... Read More
Sunday, 16 March 2014 11:32
Guest — John Carass
I knew Ruthven when I lived in El Terreno, Palma de Mallorca in the 60's. We would sit in the Plaza Gomila bar and I would "assist... Read More
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 19:58
Guest — Helena Nelson
John, how lovely. Please tell me more. If you contact me via the contact box here: I'll send you a copy of his pamphlet. http://ww... Read More
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:01
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THE SPACE BETWEEN THE STANZAS

This is cheating. I am really thinking about StAnza.

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