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Michael Shepherd Male, 85, United Kingdom (4/19/2005 7:13:00 AM)

forgot to say, for the most up-to-the-minute view of the scene, bloodaxebooks is the only publisher who can afford to produce an enormous quantity of current verse (hates formal verse) since they have some form of uni sponsorship.

And how could I have forgotten DH Lawrence, with 106 poems on this site, I've just discovered, whose 'Snake' is my admired conscious and unconscious model (and his 'Beautiful old age' for personal reasons...) I'd put him contender for the most representative British poet of the 20th century. The British, who don't trust anyone who does more than one thing well, don't pay him much attention. Children trust him as a poet though.

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  • Ramil Gulle (10/6/2005 5:23:00 AM) Post reply

    Hello, I'm new at this site. I stumbled onto it while researching for an essay I'm writing on Dan Schnieder.

    Hi Michael, I noticed this post of yours because you mentioned Bloodaxe Books. I once had more than a few beers with a Bloodaxe poet in Manila. Roddy Lumsden...ever heard of him? He's Scottish and I found out Scots probably drink as much beer as Filipinos!

    I like the mix of posters on this site. I'm looking forward to participating soon. But I've got to go for now.

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