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The TLS

Alongside reviews of Matthew Francis's new Faber collection, Mandeville, Dennis O'Driscoll's Reality Check, and what looks to be an interesting feature in the Commentary section on Movement poet Thom Gunn, I've just checked the TLS website to find that my poem 'The Mole' is published in this week's issue (25th April).

This is my second poem in the TLS - and hopefully not the last - after a short sequence on the scientist Nikola Telsa appeared back in February 07. Do pick up a copy if you get chance.

In other news, I should also be reviewing an interesting new pamphlet collection soon - Flood, by a young poet called Paul Abbott. It's published by Clutag Press, an Oxford-based publisher who specialise in high quality pamphlets (having recently published work by Mick Imlah, Tom Paulin and Seamus Heaney), and is promisingly described as "a Waste Land for the twenty-first century".

Which reminds me - for those who are interested, the Tower Poetry competition winners for 2008 are up on the site. Good to see Pomegranate poet Richard O'Brien commended.

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