Monthly Archives: September 2013

Poets who inspire me: Sappho

My last poet for today is Sappho from the island of Lesbos born sometime in 612BCE she was forced to flee for a time after a tyrant called Pittacus came to power, Sappho wrote many political poems as well as … Continue reading

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Poets who inspire: Roger McGough

The next poet who has inspired me over the years is Roger McGough I was actually exposed to his poetry through the Honest Ulsterman originally as well as my fathers very battered first edition of on of Roger’s collections. He … Continue reading

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Poets who inspire: Gillian Prew

The first of today’s poets is Gillian Prew I’ve read several of her poems and had the pleasure of publishing some in A New Ulster I recently finished her most recent collection Throat Full of Glass available here; https://sites.google.com/a/lapwingpublications.com/lapwing-store/gillian-prew Gillian has had … Continue reading

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Poets who inspire me: Alfred Lord Tennyson

The final poet for me is Alfred Lord Tennyson, probably one of my personal favourites I find myself drawn to his work on a regular basis to such an extent I had to buy a digital copy of most of … Continue reading

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Poets who inspire me; David McLean

The second of today’s poets is David McLean here is a poet who summons the abyssal gaze of nihilistic existence into the very folds of each page. He explores the dark edges of humanity and the prospects of entropy his work … Continue reading

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Poetry which inspires me; Women poets of Japan.

The first poet of the day isn’t exactly a poet rather a collection of Japanese poets. I remember first reading Japanese poetry when I was sixteen my father had this book Women Poets of Japan which combined the collections of … Continue reading

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Poets who inspire me; Adrian Fox

Final poet for today is Adrian Fox I worked with Adrian on a project a few years back in Lurgan we put on a show in the local library his work is some of my favourite both his art and his writing. … Continue reading

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