Poetry

Poetry

The Fire of Joy by Clive James

Reviewed by Patricia Simms-Reeve The world which marvelled at the prodigious talent of Clive James last year mourned his death. He was eighty.  He was a brilliant author, poet, essayist, critic and television presenter.  His final gift to the world is his selection of eighty poems, one for each of the years he lived. Many

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Poetry

The Poet’s Mistake by Erica McAlpine

Reviewed by Ian Lipke Erica McAlpine expends considerable energy on defining what she means by a mistake in poetry. At first glance, mistakes are just mistakes – somebody has written something and got it wrong. McAlpine’s example of turkeys in England (in Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1) when there were no such birds in the

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