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A Paston Letter by Ian Parks (Rack Press)

Ian Parks seems to attract oxymoronic statements from reviewers, such as ‘powerful reticence’ and ‘tender severity’. This may be something to do with his subject matter, which is love.  Earlier … Continue reading »

Natural Mechanical by J O Morgan (CB editions 2008)

A couple of months ago a slim volume by a poet unknown to me, the cover the colour of brown wrapping paper, endorsed on the front by Simon Armitage (‘Remarkable, … Continue reading »

The Song of Lunch by Christopher Reid (CB Editions, 2009)

This is a long poem, published in a handy buff volume. It looks light and lyrical on the page, until page 59 when it expands for the one page of … Continue reading »

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