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Surrealist Resurgence; Nouveau’s Midnight Sun

(ed. John Thomas Allen) The poet John Thomas Allen is on a mission. From reading the introduction to this short but powerful anthology; Nouveau’s Midnight Sun, comes an urgency very unique to 21st Century English language poetry, is it something … Continue reading

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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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David Gascoyne: 2012 – Niall McDevitt

Is it possible for a 20th century poet to be a contemporary? David Gascoyne, who died in 2001—just managing to dip his toes into the third millenium—is a special case. A first biography of the cultic but widely overlooked poet … Continue reading

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Two Prose Pieces – George Barker

[from a file named ‘works deserving redistribution’] Letter to a Deaf Poet No, it is not that I think you so unfortunate in that affliction. (There was once an old woman, who, when she found that she could hear, wished … Continue reading

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