Category Archives: Post-1945

Lorna Goodison: Guinea Woman and Selected Poems

After reading ‘I am Becoming My Mother’, I take a look at Guinea Woman and For My Mother, a collection published in 2000. Guinea Woman & Selected Poems Lorna Goodison paperback       published 2000,    Carcanet Maybe it is … Continue reading

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National Poetry Day 2017:

  The UK National Poetry Day theme for 2017 is ‘Freedom’  poems,  one by JJ Smith  and one by Jean Whitfield Gated                                      … Continue reading

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Guy Butler: ‘On First Seeing Florence’ thoughts

Mostly:     On first seeing Florence                   a long poem Guy Butler Published:     New Coin poetry, pamphlet by Rhodes University, Grahamstown.  1968. As far as I am aware this pamphlet/poem is unavailable. This … Continue reading

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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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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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