Tag Archives: Harry Giles

Omnisatire and the Ragged Sleeve

Reading The Poets of The People’s Journal, edited by Kirstie Blair, I am so far maist impressed by by the mock-rustic ‘Poute’ (Alexander Burgess), wha conducts a sort of omnisatire, in that he critiques mid-19th century assumptions about poetry, the … Continue reading

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Three notes: 3, on Scots

(A couple of weeks before Xmas, while I was waiting around to be chosen for jury duty, I was reflecting on the relation between the work I was doing on Scots in my old school, and the latest manifestations of … Continue reading

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Blurbalicious

The art of the poetry blurb is such a particular thing, and, as I’m asked to perform it with increasing frequency, I find myself wondering whether or not I do so from a sufficiently principled stance. Below are the most … Continue reading

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New Boots and Pantisocracies: Are We Nearly Where Yet?

For the past 84 days I’ve been co-editing with Andy Jackson a post-election blog called ‘New Boots and Pantisocracies’, publishing each day a new poem by a different poet exploring the different political landscape we seem to have entered. Perhaps … Continue reading

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