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Redress

Remembering is not nearly enough, until, rough and lacking, she begins to speak, giving form to feeling as autumn trees, miles away, instead give way to winter, bringing forth the harder life; redress foregone in an unkind season. Speaking is not nearly enough, until, dour and spent, she becomes aloof, giving nothing away as the … Continue reading

Summer Solstice
Poetry

Summer Solstice

-А это вы можете описать? И я сказала: -могу   Returning on a cloudless Bacchic night we walk by the beach soft-stained with light; you stop my hand to point towards the pier, as the tide blows North Sea air into my ear, the horizon one vein stretched from west to east, each colour summer-streaked … Continue reading

Review of David Constantine’s ‘Elder’
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Review of David Constantine’s ‘Elder’

First published in the New Welsh Review Issue 104 (Summer 2014) As co-editor of Modern Poetry in Translation from 2004-2013 and commissioning editor for the Oxford Poets imprint of Carcanet Press, David Constantine has ample critical experience in the realm of poetry, and it is palpably evident in his tenth collection, Elder. This collection, published on his seventieth birthday, … Continue reading

Seamus Heaney Celebration
Poetry

Seamus Heaney Celebration

Seamus Heaney, 13 April 1939 – 30 August 2013   Just nine months ago, communities across the world were dealt a great blow following the death of Nobel Laureate, lecturer and poet Seamus Heaney. The reverberations from the shock, the outpouring of grief and the sense of loss have permeated through world media and the Irish … Continue reading