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Many of these new poems started life in the early morning. First thing, before the mind steps in to remind you of more irksome issues, that's when I usually write. 'Early morning' is not so much the theme of this book as the background music.
Sonnets from Elizabeth’s
After Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese.
In “Paper-Money Lyrics”Alan Jenkins has combined his characteristic lyric intensity with wry emotional directness to create poems of great integrity and power.
Pamela (Jody) Stewart
In “Just Visiting”, Stewart’s sense of transience and loss is always tempered by love, for beauty in all its forms, human or otherwise.
The Empty Quarter
The Empty Quarter poems by Fawzi Karim in versions by Anthony Howell after translations made by the Author. Born in Baghdad in 1945 and now living in London, Fawzi Karim is rapidly establishing a reputation as a major figure in contemporary poetry.
The lyric poems in this pamphlet were inspired by a shipwreck endured by Powell’s father during the Second World War, his subsequent struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, and eventual suicide.