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Knute Skinner

Knute Skinner editor of the Bellingham Review, has published five collections of poetry.

Poem: ‘The News’

Knute Skinner, 2 August 1984

There’s news about oil on Radio Eireann: Exxon’s profits are up 30 per cent. And the Pope will not, it now appears, visit the North. Too many problems of security.

I prefer the news at home. Edna and I made love this morning, her egg tasted ten times better in the new eggcup from the Aillwee Craft Shop, and I opened one of those paper cartons of milk without making a mess.

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