Sunday, May 30, 2010

Nothern Ireland's bred a disproportionate number of fine poets

From -- writes Richard King in 'The ironical loving crush': "IMAGINE for a moment that poetry is heat. What would a map of contemporary poetry look like through a thermographic camera?/In my view, one thing is beyond all doubt: the brightest reds (or is it yellows?) would be reserved for Northern Ireland. Indeed, so vivid would it be that Britain and Australia would look pale by comparison, the US and Canada positively ashen ..."

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