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Clive James for Poet Laureate
« : 19.04.09 at 20:27 »
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Angels Over Elsinore: Collected Poems 2003-2008 was reviewed in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday (April 18). Critic Jeremy Noel-Tod awards the collection four stars - compared with just two to Poet Laureate Andrew Motion's latest book, The Cinder Path. Noel-Todd comments that (James's) "facility for turning unfussy verses on just about any occasion, and his knack for neat lines and rhymes, would make him an ideal Poet Laureate... Verse writing is another literate skill that is dying out, but James shows that it is still the place to start if you want to make words memorable in themselves."
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Re: Clive James for Poet Laureate
« Reply #1: 20.04.09 at 09:32 »
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on 19.04.09 at 20:27, Tiny_Montgomery wrote:
Angels Over Elsinore: Collected Poems 2003-2008 was reviewed in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday (April 18). ................"

 
Noel-Tod's piece has been posted here
 
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« Reply #2: 20.04.09 at 14:58 »
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And how about Pete as Master of the Queen's Musick?
 
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« Reply #3: 21.04.09 at 08:55 »
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on 20.04.09 at 14:58, Ian Chippett wrote:
And how about Pete as Master of the Queen's Musick?
 
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No, he's already Master of the Revels, so he can't do both...
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« Reply #4: 22.04.09 at 10:53 »
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he's already Master of the Revels

 
ExCUSE me!   Cheesy
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« Reply #5: 22.04.09 at 12:21 »
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on 22.04.09 at 10:53, JtJ wrote:

 
ExCUSE me! Cheesy

Sorry  Julian- you are the Master of the (Facebook) Revels. Not the same job.... Smiley
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