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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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‘The One Rule is Never to Fall in Love’ – Niall McDevitt

In this secret world, caught between the confusions, my superiors have made me feel too self-important, underpaid but with theoretical blank cheque in the cosmos within the country within the city. In the circus of deception the audience faces the … Continue reading

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The Metaphysical Squinting of the Psyche of London; Five Journal Entries in Lieu of a Review of Niall McDevitt’s ‘b/w’

1 On a press not very familiar to me (and therefore immediately intriguing) comes a rather large form book of poems named simply b/w (Black and white? An associational obsession with Blake? The curtness of an abbreviation? A mystery skirted … Continue reading

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