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From Mere Bellies to the Bad Shaman, 3

(If you felt the previous section jumped around a bit, you’ll love this, which tries to get from Nietzsche to Carol Ann Duffy in as few paragraphs as possible. Again the argument is trying to favour metaphor’s capacity for comparison … Continue reading

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Priest, Beast or Feast?

(Another couple of paragraphs found among last month’s notes.) Critics tend to the priestly; writers to the beastly. A happy few prefer the feastly, but many will, unchallenged, revert to stereotypes as though to membership of outmoded castes – one … Continue reading

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unglish for all!

(This review of Kinsella, Hartley Williams and Lumsden appeared in Poetry London in (probably) Winter 2005. On reflection, it was a near-perfect triumvirate of writers to give me, as each of them illustrates some aspect of what I think of … Continue reading

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