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REVIEW: Bright Poems for Dark Days by Julie Sutherland

October 23, 2021

Sutherland has amassed an eclectic group of poets here, from uber modern like Carol Ann Duffy & Maya Angelou to weathered classics from John Donne & Emily Dickinson, the range is impressive.  Some fun, frivolous and fancy, others profound & pertinent.  It touches the spot.

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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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