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Gerald Dawe

Gerald Dawe’s most recent collection is Lake Geneva (2003). He is currently a visiting professor at Boston College.

Poem: ‘Points West’

Gerald Dawe, 9 March 2006

for Kevin and Eve

When the street has gone all so quiet except for the police car that whizzes up and down at the same time every night –

when the timbers jolt and the radiators click-click and the action of the clock gets ready to strike – I stumble across a blustery waste ground,

a cliff face, a dozen streets of little houses, under a full moon, blinded by the light of a door...

Valorising Valentine Brown

Patricia Craig, 5 September 1985

In a recent Times article, Philip Howard pounced on the deplorable word ‘Valorisation’ which seems to be trying to edge its way into the English language. ‘To enhance the price,...

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