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So what should we be doing?

So what should we be doing? | poetry | Scoop.it
It's been a problem ever since social networking online was invented. Writers, and still more, publishers, thought it was a heaven-sent way to advertise one's wares, and most publishers will urge their writers to use it to that end. Unfortunately there is a fine line between making people aware…
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What is Reviewing For?

What is Reviewing For? | poetry | Scoop.it
Full Disclosure: This is a slightly adapted/updated version of a talk I gave for students at the Oxbridge Academic Program in St Andrews in July. Cheers again to Tristram Fane Saunders for inviting...
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The Startling Poetry of a Nearly Forgotten Japanese Modernist - The New Yorker

The Startling Poetry of a Nearly Forgotten Japanese Modernist - The New Yorker | poetry | Scoop.it
Soon after Sagawa Chika’s early death, drastic changes came to Japanese culture that assured she would be all but forgotten.
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Poems by JH Prynne review – ‘the ultimate poet of “anti-pathos”’

Poems by JH Prynne review – ‘the ultimate poet of “anti-pathos”’ | poetry | Scoop.it
Distance and difficulty, yes. But there’s also pleasure in the Stockhausen of modern poetry
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Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love by James Booth – review

Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love by James Booth – review | poetry | Scoop.it
A loving, loyal friend or a misogynist monster – which was the real Larkin? By Blake Morrison
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New Statesman | Myth busting: Rowan Williams on Dylan Thomas

New Statesman | Myth busting: Rowan Williams on Dylan Thomas | poetry | Scoop.it
The former Archbishop of Canterbury and lead NS book reviewer discusses a new biography of the Welsh poet and a new edition of his short stories. 
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Paris Review - The Art of Poetry No. 89, Les Murray

Paris Review - The Art of Poetry No. 89, Les Murray | poetry | Scoop.it
The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.
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The Apple Tree

The Apple Tree | poetry | Scoop.it
Joy 6. No rage can bind you to that house, that filthy slum, Odious with a slew of empty bottles they Try never to throw out. You knew nothing different, no Interaction with other families taught you...
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Is It Work?

Is It Work? | poetry | Scoop.it
A neighbor famously called Robert Frost the laziest man in the world, not just because he sat on the porch all day staring at nature like it was television, but also because he was constantly falling asleep in snowdrifts in the woods and letting hired men die poetically on his hearth instead of calling an [...]
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BBC iWonder - Could you be a poet?

BBC iWonder - Could you be a poet? | poetry | Scoop.it
Poet and broadcaster Benjamin Zephaniah discusses the prose and poetry of Dylan Thomas, and sees how a person's background influences their work.
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The Bones of August by Robin Ekiss : The Poetry Foundation

The Bones of August by  Robin  Ekiss  : The Poetry Foundation | poetry | Scoop.it
i. / Not to go backward, / not to watch the women
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The Moon Before Morning by WS Merwin review – beautiful

The Moon Before Morning by WS Merwin review – beautiful | poetry | Scoop.it
Merwin brings themes of memory, the natural world and love of place rapturously to life, writes Fiona Sampson
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Current Issue : Poetry Magazine

Current Issue : Poetry Magazine | poetry | Scoop.it
Read the latest issue of Poetry magazine-- the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English speaking world-- or browse over 100 years of the magazine in the archive featuring poems and prose by T.S. Elliot and Ezra Pound among others.
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Poetry And Ruthless Careerism: How To Become The Most Famous Poet In America Overnight

Poetry And Ruthless Careerism: How To Become The Most Famous Poet In America Overnight | poetry | Scoop.it
24/7 Relentless Careerism: How you can become the most important poet in America overnight Jim BehrleThe Poetry Foundation
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The bow and the lyre

The bow and the lyre | poetry | Scoop.it
I followed a lead, nudged by a hunch, and it brought me here. The book is In Their Own Words (edited by Helen Ivory and George Szirtes, Salt, 2012) and the poet is Deryn Rees-Jones. She said: 'It's...
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INCIDENTAL COMICS: Understanding Poetry

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my so many nights with fernando pessoa, poet. on words. the zen of fernando pessoa.

my so many nights with fernando pessoa, poet. on words. the zen of fernando pessoa. | poetry | Scoop.it
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my so many nights with pessoa

pessoa tells me that all life is vast existential futility. we think, we feel, we know, we pretend to know, we feign, we pretend to feign that this is better than that. or at least somewhat preferable. but then, when we look closely, this is not this. in fact, there is no this! and that insight was only an illusion. this does not exist, not this and not that, and that is so, because there isn't anything except for this! this is it! nothing at all exists except for this whole-of-being. and how do we know this? we know this because the pain of this is real. and we pray to god (the gods?) because we know it (they) does not exist. that is why we pray. but then we feign offense when we hear god insist ad-nauseum that it is us who do not exist. he is no nihilist, fernando pessoa, the portuguese also-marrano-jew-futilist poet is mad. mad as a shepherd in love. especially during the nights.
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