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How personal should poems get?

It’s a sort of spectrum. At one end – the safe end – there’s persona (Robert Browning – ‘My Last Duchess’).

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HOW TO READ A POEM

Perhaps you do it differently. I can’t know. I only know what I do.

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WHAT TO DO WHEN ALL YOUR FRIENDS ARE AT A POETRY FESTIVAL AND YOU ARE NOT

Easy. Here’s a festival I made earlier.

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What is poetry FOR?

That was the question I couldn’t answer.

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THE LAST TRICK

I was in Galway last week launching Tom Duddy’s ‘The Years’. But the author wasn't there.

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PUBLISHING DEAD POETS

Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea,  
But sad mortality o'ersways their power,  
How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,  
Whose action is no stronger than a flower?

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