"October on Earth / and distinctly autumnal"
New voices join old friends in our selection of the best poems published in the New Statesman over the past 12 months.
Poetry Notebook is primarily a defence of apprenticeship and craft in pursuit of the elixir of memorability.
However long a poet struggles to establish a style that answers the questions of form, voice, tone or subject haunting his imagination, the real work begins after the discovery is made.
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