Tag Archives: poetry

Books of the year

At the beginning of 2012, I set myself the challenge of reading 50 books and signed up to Goodreads, a website which makes it easy and satisfying to track your progress.  I generally stick to fiction; however, this year I … Continue reading

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50@50 review – numbers 1-10

As I’ve just had another birthday, I thought it would be an opportune moment to review my 50@50 list to find out how it was coming along.  Here is an update of numbers 1 to 10. 1.  Tea at the … Continue reading

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Recitations

April is National Poetry Month and the Poets and Writers’ Newsletter suggests that we learn a poem by heart each week.  By inhabiting another’s words, we can inspire our own poetry.  This is the type of activity and challenge that … Continue reading

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Book review: The Hunt in the Forest by John Burnside

I came across this poetry collection by chance the day after Burnside was awarded the T S Eliot poetry prize in January this year.  Although I rarely read poetry, I was curious. The collection examines our pursuits, be they love, … Continue reading

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