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Pennine Platform is a long-running independent poetry magazine, published twice a year in May and November.

Pennine Platform No. 83

Latest edition of Pennine Platform is now available. Sixty pages of wonderful poetry including the late Thomas Ország-Land plus David Sapp, Ian Clarke, John Arnold, Clive Donovan, Chris Bridge, Philip Foster, George Horsman, Stuart Handysides, Émile Nelligan, Simon Currie, Phil Vernon, Melinda Lovell, Kevin Hanson, Jack Debney, Rob Hawley, Robert Cockroft, Nicholas Bielby, Bruce Barnes and Josie Walsh. ...

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In Memoriam: Thomas Ország-Land d. 2018

I am sad to have to record the death of Thomas Ország-Land, a frequent and valued contributor to this magazine. Indeed, his poem dedicated to his son, David, in the last issue (No.82, re-printed below), although I did not realised it at the time, could stand as a final valediction. A Hungarian, moving between London ...

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Editorial, Pennine Platform No. 83

The epigraph on the cover of this magazine is “poetry on the page… speaking in your mind’s ear.” Some people are quite clear that they hear internally what they are reading, while others (usually those who read for functional purposes only) don’t recognise this experience (it is thought, because they don’t pay attention to it). ...

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Celebrating 10 Years of Graft Poetry

GRAFT POETRY EVENT Ilkley Manor House, 24 June 2018, 2.00pm – 4.30pm £3 on the door Graft Poetry, is celebrating ten years of international poetry publishing. In June 2018 five Graft poets will read from their latest collections. Jefferson Holdridge, The Sound Thereof, 2017  Jefferson is Professor of English, with a special interests in modern Irish ...

Pennine Poets York Reading – 7 March 2018

Pauline Kirk & Andy Boobier will be reading from their latest Graft collections at York Explore, 7 March 18.30-19.45. This is a FREE EVENT! Why not come along and support live poetry from two wonderful Pennine Poets! For more details visit York Explore’s Facebook page.

Pennine Platform No. 82

Latest Pennine Platform now available to buy online.

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Editorial, Pennine Platform No. 82

We live in an age of human rights – it seems, sometimes, as if everybody is trumping common sense by claiming a human right. For example, claiming rights to a family life trumps public safety in many cases of deportation. However, it’s not all negative. Stephen Pinker cites the ‘human rights revolution’ as one of ...