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The Reading List week 4

The Reading List, week 4: Heaney, O’Brien, Williams

  As promised, The Reading List continues … District & Circle, Seamus Heaney (Faber, 2006) Everything you’d expect from a Heaney collection: poignant but unsentimental recollections of the past, images you can’t get out of your head days later, a familiar strangeness, the ghosts of various characters from Edward Thomas […]

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Different ways of promoting your blog posts on social media (reblogged from Social Media for Writers)

This is the last of my re-blogs from ‘Social Media for Writers’ while I’m on my hols. Please do still leave comments, which I love reading, although I won’t be able to reply immediately. Social media can be a big time-suck, if you let it. So it’s worth knowing about […]

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Kayo Chingonyi, Kirsten Irving, Clare Pollard at the Poetry Cafe

‘Making Poetry Work’ at the Poetry Cafe

Yesterday evening I was at the Poetry Cafe for a Poetry Society/Society of Authors event called ‘Making Poetry Work’, billed as a discussion about the ‘business’ of poetry. Being a member of both organisations I felt drawn to it – plus of course I have an interest in the business of […]

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