What is the shortest poem?

Thanks to Philippe Reyniers for sending me this link today - an engaging 8-minute video exploring brevity and the minimal limits of language: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F7quI-MbzY&noredirect=1

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Why Is Contemporary American Poetry So Good?

A response to the Washington Post by Seth Abramson http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-abramson/why-is-contemporary-ameri_b_3474969.html

Poem in South Bank Poetry issue 16

Fantastic to see my poem 'Sparrow' on the first page of the new issue of South Bank Poetry. Thank you to editors Peter Ebsworth and Katherine Lockton. Good luck to fellow Highgate Poets, Frances Galleymore and Robert Peake, who also have a poem and who are reading at the Poetry Cafe issue launch tonight (as... Continue Reading →

My first US poetry journal

Really pleased to have my poem 'Fifteen' included in Robert Peake's showcase of British poetry in issue 10 of the US Pacific coast journal Silk Road, which just arrived. He writes: "So what is 'British' about these poems? First, there is a unique focus on language, its heft and chewiness. To some extent, all good... Continue Reading →

Meeting Chris at the City Lit

Yesterday I met Patience Agbabi in the morning at the Royal Festival Hall for my second poetry tutorial as part of the Arvon/Jerwood mentoring scheme. In the afternoon I crossed the river to meet Chris Meade at the City Lit off Kingsway, in order to discuss online presence and setting up a blog - something... Continue Reading →

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