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I wrote poetry back in the 1980s, then stopped, starting again in 2012. Whereas in the past I wrote mostly free verse, these days I mainly use more formal styles as I enjoy the challenge and discipline this provides, and find my words surprise me more often. Something to do with the collision – and synergy, I hope – between form and content. I’ve started to have a few published, and am republishing those here. NB as of 15th July 2017, I have moved the poems on the site to here:


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