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The Nightingale: TLS Poem of the Week

My poem 'The Nightingale', a loose version after Paul Verlaine (1894-1896), is the Times Literary Supplement's Poem of the Week.
Wilkinson’s quatrains, too, have more room in them for emotional explanation than Verlaines terse couplets, which bite off each image and snap shut on any recollection of tenderness.

Read the full introduction by Andrew McCulloch, and the poem, here.