A new poem by Patrick Mackie
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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