Browsing Archive: July, 2011

and the sonnet is not dead

Posted by Ken Edwards on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, In : Reality Street 
The ripples created by The Reality Street Book of Sonnets are still spreading nearly three years after its publication. Robert Sheppard has just concluded a 14-part on-line dissertation on "The Innovative Sonnet Sequence" which is in large part an extended review of this excellent volume. I'm not sure it adds a great deal to Jeff Hilson's exemplary introduction to the anthology, but it's worth reading nonetheless. The anthology is not as readily available in the US as I would like, and I am c...
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The Backward Prize

Posted by Ken Edwards on Monday, July 18, 2011, In : writing 
The announcement of the shortlist for this year's Forward Prize for Poetry has given me the second big laugh of the week, following former Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Andy Hayman's Arthur Daley impression at the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee last Tuesday.

Goodness knows I need all the laughs I can get while I'm cooped up here with my left leg in plaster. Thanks, guys.

If the hacking scandal has, temporarily at least, exposed the corruption at the very top of Britis...
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Reality Street on The Verb (update)

Posted by Ken Edwards on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, In : Reality Street 
It's been confirmed that Reality Street poets James Davies and Carol Watts will be on the last programme in the current series of The Verb (BBC Radio 3), to be transmitted on Friday 15 July at 10:00pm BST. Listen out for them!
 
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Ken Edwards This blog is written by Ken Edwards, co-founder and editor/publisher of Reality Street, and it's mainly about the press. Ken's personal blog can now be found at http://www.kenedwards.eu/