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Donna Stonecipher Interview

Donna Stonecipher Interviewed by Kelvin Corcoran.

Donna's book, Model City, was published by Shearsman Books in January 2015.

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Date: 17 March 2015

Still Not the Full Story

Kelvin Corcoran interviews Lee Harwood to mark the publication by Enitharmon of The Orchid Boat.

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Date: 5 June 2014

Interview with Denise Riley

If I glance back, that adherence to ‘song’ has always been there, altering only in shape as it goes along. It’s twisted and looped through kinds of lyric, not following any set path. The most recent work is utterly different again from ‘A Part Song’ – maybe closer in mode to ‘A shortened set’ or to even earlier work from the 1970s, such as ‘Marxism for Infants’.  
     The only constant is a commitment to the thing that is song. This is in some way linked to the persistence of hope.
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Date: 15 March 2014

Interview with Carmen Bugan

When I started writing Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police I wanted to write the memories of my Romanian childhood and did not plan to write a book of poems on the same subject. I had in mind a long poem about the life of my father—a sort of narrative account of his life in opposition to the authority of Ceausescu, a David and Goliath type of story.
 
 
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Date: 15 March 2014

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