Stephen Edgar

Stephen Edgar shows us the dazzling pleasures of poetry that is ‘strictly ballroom’. Some years ago in a Greek restaurant, I was having lunch with Edgar, Martin Harrison, and Robert Gray. My fellow diners began excitedly discussing the finer technical points of a range of verse meters ...

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'Grand Canyon', a new poem by Stephen Edgar

Stephen Edgar
Sunday, 08 July 2012

Out on the viewing platform you look down,
From heights of sky
The wind-hit storeys try to scrape,
At this grand canyon of a cityscape

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'Morandi and the Hard Problem', a new poem by Stephen Edgar

Stephen Edgar
Wednesday, 29 June 2011

And once again that field of neutral light,
Those same few vessels subtly rearranged
Across the surface of a table,
The pots and bottles, vases, with a slight

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'Moonlight Sculptures', a new poem by Stephen Edgar

Stephen Edgar
Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Too hot and humid to do more than drowse
And slip – who knows how brief the interims? –
Into a chafed unconsciousness,

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