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Mobile words of consolation. Poetry Parnassus at the Royal Festival Hall

Poetic patterning bumped up against a mechanical metre yesterday. I went to London’s Royal Festival Hall to hear Seamus Heaney, Kay Ryan, Wole Soyinka and four other world-class poets read their work. Half way through  Soyinka’s reading, someone’s mobile phone

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My favourite poem

Let me tell you a secret. I like being bossed about. By poets. Take this poem. BLUNT If we could love the blunt and not the point we would almost constantly have what we want. What is the blunt of

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