Tag Archives: Poetry

2015 Forward Poetry Winners

Announced Monday night, 28th September 2015:   Claudia Rankine       wins top award for best collection with:                                 Citizen: an American Lyric                     Penguin Books     £9.99 Mona Arshi      wins the prize for best first collection with      Small Hands    published by Pavilion … Continue reading

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Poetry by Jeffrey Wainwright and Ruth Padel’s 52 Ways of looking at a poem

Two books I have now lined up, should I read them both at the same time?  Or which one first?   I think its heads or tails time: I have not checked out current availability of either.   I like Ruth Padel’s … Continue reading

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Dog News! j. Johnson Smith Poems

Dog News! There’s a new dog on the block! She’s feisty and proud. Slinks through alleys where she isn’t allowed. Ignores the clock when the hands go round passing the time of the click of the lock. She’s hot! Brown … Continue reading

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Sentenced to Life by Clive James

A Graph Review:          70 but mostly highpoints of 75 plus Sentenced to Life          Clive James Picador,          Hardback.         £14.99.        978 14472 8404 8         published 9 April 2015 37 poems. Clive James is a television writer and presenter, author … Continue reading

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Of Soldiers and War. Three Poems and one more.

The last poem is most famous, the others appear in a few poetry anthologies, maybe not so close together: At The Sound Of The Drum                                      … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Tomorrow; A Graph Review

A Graph Review 60 with highpoints 70 Yesterday’s Tomorrow By Alun Rees. Published by dinas, an imprint of Y Lolfa Cyf. 978 086243783 1 Published 2005,        paperback           £4.95 should still be available, maybe direct,        see: http://www.ylolfa.com Alun Rees is now … Continue reading

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Tell it Like it Might Be, A Graph Review

A Graph Review,   55 with highpoints 68 Tell it Like it Might Be By Michael Bartholomew-Biggs Published 2008. By Smoke Stack Books. £7.95 ppr. 9780955402845 47 poems. Plus very brief notes on 6 poems Truth, realism, provocation, neat imaging and … Continue reading

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