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Editorial, Pennine Platform No. 85

What are poetry magazines for? ‘It’s hard to see how a little poetry magazine can make anything happen except satisfy the reclusive vanity of the editor and the poets,’ says Nicholas Bielby in Issue 81 – not perhaps without a tinge of editorial Weltschmerz. He is right, but provocative, as he then goes on to ...

Pennine Platform No. 85

The latest new-look edition of Pennine Platform is now available. Sixty pages of outstanding poetry including Rupert Martin and Danica Ognjenovic on healing strategies; Gaia Holmes, Theresa Sowerby and Anna Adams on coats; Eloise Unerman and Judith Willson on colour; John Hegley and Bruce Barnes on political protest; Sally Baker and Tony Cosier on music; Nicholas Bielby, Helen Burke and Brian ...

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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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). ...

Pennine Platform No. 82

Latest edition of Pennine Platform is now available. Fifty-three pages of great poetry from Stuart Handysides, W.D. Jackson, Gordon Scans, Thomas Orság-Land, Chris Bridge, Colin Speakman, Phil Vernon, Jeremy Pritlove, Joan Sheridan-Smith, Simon Currie, Pauline Kirk, Jim Greenhalf, Michael W. Thomas, David Sapp, Simon Perchik, George Horsman, Lance Lee, Eyelet McKenzie, Philip Foster, Bob Tristram, Nicholas ...

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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 ...

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Editorial, Pennine Platform No. 81

Auden said, ”Poetry makes nothing happen.” In contrast, Shelley said, “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world” – which sounds rather an excessive, if not bombastic, claim! Certainly, it’s sometimes hard to see how a little poetry magazine can make anything happen except satisfy the reclusive vanity of the editor and the poets. But ...

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