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Poetic Voices

Recordings of poetry – the known and not so known. Continue reading

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Seeing the Light with Mona Arshi (and the length with Simon Armitage).

Turning the page over to see the light in your poems. Continue reading

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A couple of poems in the shed

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A couple of poems in the shed

Thanks to Abegail Morley who has put two poems of mine onto her Poetry Shed website. You can read them and explore Abegail’s other pages here –  https://abegailmorley.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/two-poems-from-neil-elder/  

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Everything is Scripted by James Giddings. (Templar Poetry)

(A short review of a pamphlet/book I recently read and recommend). A poem exists on its own terms; it is the reader who imposes meaning, makes of it what he or she will. The poems in James Giddings’ Everything is … Continue reading

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Poetry Day Interview

Here is a link to an interview I did with Optima Magazine in advance of National Poetry Day 2016, and also in readiness for the Chorleywood Literature Festival where I am reading with Caroline Smith. You will see my piece … Continue reading

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The How and Why – A Close Reading of Life Just Swallows You Up

One of the nice off-shoots of being shortlisted in the 2016 Saboteur Awards with my pamphlet was the invitation to write about a poem by another shortlisted poet. The Managing Editor of ‘The Missing Slate’, Jacob Silkstone, had the great … Continue reading

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