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Foreword by Michael Schmidt, Editor of PN Review The life expectancy of poetry magazines is often a butterfly’s span. Few reach ten issues, fewer still a hundred. To reach 250 issues over five decades is evidence of editorial tenacity and…

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Thomas Hardy

B. 1840 D. 1928

7 poems available

Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art. Thomas Hardy

Poet

2 poems available

Alice Oswald throws the windows of the imagination open; she places a fingertip on the pulse of tradition, and proves it is still very much alive - The Times

Poet

Elizabeth Jennings

B. 1926 D. 2001

2 poems available

You cannot fake anything if you are trying to write serious poetry. - Elizabeth Jennings

Poet

18 poems available

...if poetry is a method of approaching truths, and each of us with a human soul and 'a tongue in oor heids' can make an approach toward a truth, poetry is inherently democratic. - Kathleen Jamie

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The Raven

Read by David Yezzi

The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe - Read by David Yezzi
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Near Linton Burnfoot - Ron Butlin
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Tony Blair’s Butterfly Effect - Ron Butlin
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The Electric City of Heck - Ron Butlin
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The Dipper - Kathleen Jamie
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Hawk and Shadow - Kathleen Jamie
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Evidence - Wendy Cope
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