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Poetry in the Blood : Essays on Poetry by Shoestring Poets

Roberts, Tony
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Shoestring Press
Published: October 21, 2014
ISBN: 9781910323076
200 pages

£12.00

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Taking as a point of departure a comment by the American poet Robert Hass, that poetry which has ‘gotten into the blood’ becomes autobiography, Poetry in the Blood poses one question to more than a score of practising poets: ‘What poetry have you carried with you for so long that it has entered your bloodstream?’ Some of the essay-length answers illustrate the extent to which poetry influences our way of seeing the world; others reveal how excellence energises the creative spirit. All testify to the power of the poem.

Essays by: Clare BrantNadine BrummerJim BurnsRoger CaldwellJohn GreeningRichard KellAngela LeightonJohn LucasAlexis LykiardPaul McLoughlinChristine McNeillHelena NelsonTony RobertsLawrence SailAndrew SantJonathan TaylorMichael WatersJohn WestonJohn Hartley WilliamsMerryn WilliamsGregory Woods.

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