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"Matthew Sweeney is a force for good in British poetry," writes Ruth Padel. "The work is one...
A Smell of Fish
A smell of fish filled the valley
and all the seagulls came inland.
Cats ran everywhere, sniffing.
Men checked the level of the sea.
Some could be heard hammering.
Churches filled to pray for wind.
Over the years I’ve become increasingly interested in the lyrical nature of poetry. I find that the more I’ve taken in...