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On the Nature of Poetry: Treading the path already taken.

“It was the month of May. Trees in Harvard Yard Were turning a young green. There was whispering everywhere.”   In Canopy Heaney describes how someone had installed speakers amongst the branches of a tree in Harvard and how the whispering voices emanating from these speakers seemed to become the voice of the leaves, the tree, the earth itself, rising up and reminding us of its dominance. One of the […]

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Facing the White Bull: the Discipline of Creative Writing

Anyone who has written a book will know the importance of discipline. Getting up at roughly the same hour every morning and sitting down at the computer to ‘face the white bull’ as D.H. Lawrence called it. Every writer has their own way of doing things. Dark fantasy author, Clive Barker, always writes the first sentence of a new chapter at the end of his working day so’s he isn’t […]

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