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Sarah Dawson’s ‘Anatomically Incorrect Sketches of Marine Animals’: Review, & Some Notes on Poetry on Kindle
£1.14 / Self-published on Amazon
Matt Kirkham’s ‘Aged Fourteen My Grandfather Runs Away To Sea’: A Brief Review
Matt Kirkham / Aged Fourteen My Grandfather Runs Away To Sea
Ross Sutherland’s Hyakuretsu Kyaku: a free sonnet sequence based on Street Fighter 2
For National Poetry Day, Ross Sutherland is releasing, with Penned in the Margins, a free ebook of poems called Hyakuretsu Kyaku inspired by Street Fighter 2. I might post some thoughts on it once I’ve read it.
Guardian.co.uk Webchat with Neil Astley
Tomorrow, the Guardian is running a webchat with Neil Astley, the editor of Bloodaxe Books, one of the most successful (although not necessarily the most adventurous) poetry publishers in the UK. The webpage is already taking questions for him to answer.
Hennecker’s Ditch, or Where Exactly Is It That We Are To Stop Looking
The Best British Poetry 2011 includes a poem called ‘Hennecker’s Ditch’ by Katharine Kilalea. It is quoted in full on Carcanet’s New Poetries blog — everyone should read it — , followed by a lengthy discussion by Don Share, which is in turn taken up by Rob Mackenzie. The discussion is fascinating, as Share follows his investigations into the meaning of this mysterious poem, mostly through Google. It’s probably one of the most interesting things to ripple across the poetry channels for a while. Here are my thoughts.
David Underdown’s ‘Time Lines’: Review
David Underdown / Time Lines
£7.99 / Cinnamon Press / ISBN: 978-1-907090-38-7
Some of the poems in Time Lines can be found here, as well as recordings by the poet.
Poem: “While you sleep…”
while you sleep nuclear submarines
creep under heavy water
like the headache you wake with
(it is raining passenger jets)
in the end they will say
it was a failure of nerves