Month: April 2016

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

April Already

I have been slack this year, and the garden is only just beginning to get the attention it needs, but the chives are growing lush and strong. The knot garden is looking a bit battered – I lost four santolinas, which is a thing I never remember happening before, and I’ve already replaced two rosemary…
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April 20, 2016 0

Grounded Poetry – On Being Local

There’s a song called All the Way from Tuam, by an Irish band called The Saw Doctors, which has a line that goes (roughly) ‘No matter where you’re from, everyone’s local’. They were a lot bigger then – 2009, I’d guess, and they were being interviewed about their music. They explained that they had found,…
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April 7, 2016 0

What You Should Know to be a Poet

This is a post I wrote back in 2011, but I’m re-posting, because both poets have been drawn to my attention today. David Morley has just won the Ted Hughes prize for his collected poems The Invisible Gift, and Matt Merritt has just published a prose book called A Sky Full of Birds. I pinched…
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