Category Archives: Post-1945

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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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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More: Three Poems by Jean Whitfield

I am pleased to reprint three more poems by Jean Whitfield, permission kindly given by Bakery Press.  Several other poems by Jean have been published on ‘poetryparc’, to read them just use the ‘tag’ on her name or ‘Three Poems‘ … Continue reading

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Deshabille, Mornings, Snow: Jean Whitfield

Three Poems by Jean Whitfield   Deshabille                                 Extraordinary to think I hardly knew how to start to take them off with him relaxed and watching. Would he understand the clumsy shadows or see something new inspiring, over-inspiring from my … Continue reading

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Lorna Goodison: ‘I am becoming my mother’, a closer look

I am becoming my mother        By Lorna Goodson   Yellow/brown woman Fingers smelling always of onions   My mother raises rare blooms and waters them with tea her birth waters sang like rivers my mother is now me.   My … Continue reading

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Stranger to Europe, the poem, by Guy Butler; a closer look

Stranger to Europe.        Guy Butler. poem from: Stranger to Europe 1939 -1945, poetry collection numbers on right relate to notes below.   Stranger to Europe, waiting release,                        1,2 My heart a torn-up, … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Jean Whitfield

From    Moments,   Selected poems of Jean Whitfield Permission to reprint poems kindly given by Bakery Press. It is so tempting to lift every poem in sequence from this ‘collected works’ as they all deserve a wider audience.   Sadly, I am … Continue reading

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