Monthly Archives: October 2014

The New Isaiah: A Forgotten English Poem of the 1930s – Niall McDevitt

Flicking through the fine hardback New Collected Poems of David Gascoyne (Enitharmon, 2014), I finally saw in the contents list the name of a poem I’d always wanted to read. All I’d ever known of it was the title, The … Continue reading

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One Poem – Heller Levinson

of if as in pertaining to   of if as in pertaining to persuasion conviction convincing conniving creating consensus (assemble   gather   bundle   congregate) the urge to avalanche to bring to fore (fruition   fructification   frequencies   flocking) the flocking impulse — purpose … Continue reading

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On Music – Colin Wilson

from ‘Modern Music – The Problem’ (Part One) The essence of the ‘Modernist’ controversy was stated in the 1880s by Max Nordau in his book Degeneration; since then it has turned up in various forms, sometimes modestly, as in Haggin’s … Continue reading

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