Tag Archives: Poetry

The Zoom Zoom, by Penny Goring

This book is a perversion. It is an outrage. It is a brazen, brassy madam. It is a wild zone of words out beyond where poetry is proper. Maybe you’d rather that poetry be Motion respectable, Duffy correct, in the … Continue reading

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The Bonds of Time and Language: Human Chain, by Seamus Heaney

Poetry needs particularity if it is to resonate with the reader, details of the poet’s life and times that are only his yet are recognisable to anyone. Seamus Heaney has been through childhood, grown up, experienced love and loss and physical … Continue reading

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London Calling: A Countercultural History of London Since 1945, by Barry Miles

This is a highly personal account of the growth of the artistic and political Counterculture centred mostly on Soho, Camden, the West End and The King’s Road, a literary cavalcade of painters, writers, poets and subversives spanning the last sixty-odd years. It … Continue reading

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