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October 15, 2010


A pleasure to read these poems demonstrating the vitality of English-language poetry by poets from elsewhere who live in the UK at least some of the time and engage with British idioms and traditions. The problem of naming the category has not yet been solved -- the Elsewhere Poets won't catch on -- but this makes a great start.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
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