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Re-entry -after the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

It's hard returning to earth when you have been roaming around in a different universe, hopping on and off stars and planets, having conversations you wouldn't have anywhere else, hearing voices that lift you off your feet and send you spinning. That would be you, Tony Hoagland, Kim Addonizio, Choman Hardy, among others. Yes, I'm [...]

Direct and True

I was out walking just now listening to this podcast where Jackie Kay talks about Edwin Morgan and reads some of his poems.http://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2013/mar/01/poetry-jackie-kay-edwin-morgan-podcast I'm a fan of Morgan and was interested to hear that some of his most passionate, urgent poems-for instance, those to lovers-were written when he was in his eighties. Jackie Kay reads [...]