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Pies, Poute, and the Poetry Mills of Victorian Dundee

It might make some sense to resume this blog where it left off, with a further reference to the ongoing work on Dundee writing in the 19th century. At the Dundee Literary Festival the other week, Professor Kirstie Blair and … Continue reading

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The Three Ms: Mammoth, Minerva, and Merkin

Mark Doty, Deep Lane (Cape); Frances Leviston, Disinformation (Picador); Christopher Reid, The Curiosities (Faber). (Three collections reviewed for the June issue of Literary Review, here with – slightly – critical notes restored.) Mark Doty’s ninth collection displays his customary gifts … Continue reading

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hotching in heteronyms

(This is evidently a review I did, possibly for Poetry Review, certainly back in January 2002. I like Pessoa a lot more than it would appear to suggest, so I was talking more about contemporary lazy smartnesses.) Ah, heteronyms, those … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day Reading

(This piece was written in February 2005 for the Blinking Eye website. I was judging their competition, and they asked me for something for the site. Every year for the last three years the writers associated with Newcastle University — … Continue reading

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