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‘No Place for Hate’ – new poem from Andreena Leeanne for National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Graham Robson October 10, 2020

Organisers of #NationalHCAW announce they have commissioned a new poem by Andreena Leeanne, No Place for Hate, for National Hate Crime Awareness Week, which takes place from Saturday, October 10 to Saturday, October 17.

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BOOK REVIEW: No Fear No Shame by Alice Denny

August 25, 2017

This new collection of poems from Alice Denny, like herself, is slim but packs a punch. There is an essential contradiction in all Denny’s poems; like all poets she’s both startlingly intimate and ruthlessness private, exposing and hiding, showing and telling, letting us feel the throb of blood in her veins, the skipped heartbeats, see the flash of metaphor as it crosses her mind, feel the tear as it slides down her cheek and the shock of uncompromising unconditional love where there should be bitterness, anger or despair.

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BOOK REVIEW: Ocean Vuong: Night sky with exit wounds

July 27, 2017

This book is a magical journey into the imagination and talents of Vuong’s mind and worth pursing for anybody interesting in poems which can change, more spells than sentences, they alter reality as we read them and leave us impressed and impressed upon by this astonishing young man’s collection of debut work.

This is a beautiful, challenging and softly stunning collection of writing and worth reading to remind ourselves of how universal are our feelings. 

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BOOK REVIEW: Upstream: Mary Oliver

January 10, 2017

Upstream follows Oliver as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labour, her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her, and the responsibility she has inherited from the great thinkers and writers of the past, to live thoughtfully, intelligently, and to observe with passion.

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