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Bending the rules

Major movements forward in the development of poetic form have often been achieved by abandoning accepted conventions. The Romantic poets’ parting with the heroic couplet and Walt Whitman’s no-rhyme, free-verse revolution are two examples. Vision and courage propel creative change, and artists working in many forms learn from what preceded them. Degas and Renoir were […]

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Katya from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo. Pat Borthwick, poet and creative writing tutor was in the office this week so we took the opportunity to record her reading Katya from her recent collection Admiral FitzRoy’s Barometer. Katya was the winner of an Amnesty International award in 2005.

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