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Hedgehog Poetry Interview, 19/7/2018

Posted by echains1@aol.com on February 10, 2019 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (2)



1. I genuinely loved Mr. Willett’s Summertime. I suppose the obvious question is why you decided to write about WW1 (felt able to, maybe) when it was done so well by people who were there.


I’m very glad you enjoyed it, David. And the parenthesised part of your inquiry really gets to the heart of matters, since it was the very question I asked myself at the start of the project. There is ...

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Wombwell Rainbow Interviews: Martin Malone 25/11/2018

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1. What inspired you to write poetry?


You know I really can’t recall now. Something I always say to my students is that, after painting the tally on the cave wall, I think the very next thing humans do is try to physically construct their thoughts and poetry is the readiest reckoner there is for that. I’m not trying to be glib. I think almost everyone is in love enough, or grieving a loss enough, at some point in their livesto turn to getting their th...

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