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Poetry Week on VL

If it’s Spring, it must be time for poetry on Vulpes Libris. Welcome to our Fifth Annual Poetry Week! This year, we have a lot of variety on the theme, not just authors and their works (old and new), but also mechanical topics such as how to deconstruct a poem and one of our favorite Guest Foxes, Simon, explains why the art form leaves him cold. Please join us for a look at verse in different ways and different mediums.

Monday- Simon Thomas sits down and tries to work out why he’s never got on with poetry and (unwisely) gives versification a go himself.

Tuesday- Kate shows us how to take a poem apart to find its structure, and why.

Wednesday- Sam shares his thoughts on Kei Miller’s collection A Light Song of Light.

Thursday- Moira considers the use of poetry as a plot device in – of all things – a detective novel.

Friday- RosyB takes a look at The Walls Do Not Fall by HD to see if they still stand up to scrutiny.

Saturday- Jackie delves into Anne Sexton’s work by way of Peter Gabriel.

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3 comments on “Poetry Week on VL

  1. Simon T
    June 9, 2013

    Maybe by the end of the week I WILL love poetry! 😉

  2. Jackie
    June 9, 2013


  3. Clarissa Aykroyd
    June 12, 2013

    Poetry week yay! Poetry is for everyone. 🙂 (My blog is kind of about that:

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