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Of  Love and War: Vernon Scannell

Of Love and War.    Vernon Scannell.  1922-2007                           New and Selected Poems   November 16th is the 10th anniversary of the death of Vernon Scannell.(23rd  January1923 -16th November 2007) … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Echo< 2017 PoetryID Anthology

Waiting for the Echo, A 2017 Poetry ID Anthology A Graph Review.   45 to plus sixty, good reading Not yet available in bookshops,  best to purchase  via PoetryID website 978 09542867 7        48pp       … Continue reading

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John Clare, The Trespasser: A Graph Review

John Clare, The Trespasser.   By John Goodridge and R K R  Thornton A Graph Review:  high marks to 70s     Published by Five Leaves Publications.      2016.      Paper £6.99 10 pages of notes and 3 on further reading in … Continue reading

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Too Afraid to Cry, A Graph Review

Too Afraid to Cry;     A memoir in prose and verse     by     Ali Cobby Eckermann Published by Ilura Press. 978 192132524 3         Paperback Recently announced as one of the two  winners … Continue reading

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The Arrival of Brighteye and other Poems, A Graph Review

A Graph Review,   50s with high points of 60s Published by     Bloodaxe Books    2000.         paperback £7.95 978 185224538 2                             … Continue reading

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Poetical Works of Henry Lawson

1867-1922 Born in a tent on Grenfell goldfields.  Father a Norse sailor turned goldfield digger and a Kentish mother of gypsy blood and tradition. He seems to have led a mostly nomadic life, crossing oceans as well as  working on … Continue reading

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2016 TS Eliot prize winner: ‘Jackself’

2016 TS Eliot prize won by Jacob Polley’s       ‘Jackself’ Jackself, described by chair of judges Ruth Padel as ‘incredibly inventive and very moving’, takes the largest prize in poetry of £20,000.  As well as largest in prize money in the … Continue reading

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