Category Archives: Poetry

The way the wind blows

The first Power of Language essay of 2011 is from Paul House, author of Harbour and Common Places, discussing imagery and metaphor. A cursory glance at today’s artistic scene will show you just how widespread mediocrity is and how well … Continue reading

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The November Window

In honour of Armistice Day this week, we offer the following guest essay by Louise Galvin. Poetry is for teenage girls, goths and people with Labradors.  Isn’t it?  In the world beyond this screen I don’t know anyone who admits … Continue reading

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Obsessive love in verse – and of verse

Today’s contribution is from guest blogger Drew Cross. Poetry is amongst the best ways of closely articulating the complexities of the human emotional experience. It can be fluent and flowing or fractured and hesitant, a soothing caress or a jarring … Continue reading

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"The bar against which we should be measuring ourselves"

Our first guest post on The Power of Language comes from author and historian M.M. Bennetts. The power of language. Or, put another way–I believe poetry can teach you everything you need to know about writing. We live in an age … Continue reading

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