Author Archives: grahamcliffordpoet

About grahamcliffordpoet

Graham is an award winning poet, based in London. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with an MA in Creative Writing, and has since published nationally and internationally, winning many awards and performing at some of the most prestigious and well known Literary Festivals. His debut collection, The Hitting Game, is published by Seren.

On Doing the Wrong Thing

Of course it is all subjective, but you know when you’ve done the wrong thing. I’m on LinkedIn. There are several writers forums. I joined one and started a discussion claiming I was looking for a rhyme for orange, in … Continue reading

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On Looking Forward

So one of my poems was Highly Commended in the Forward prize this year, and will be published in the Anthology. Of course, I’m very pleased. When this kind of recognition occurs, it is very exciting. Quite overwhelming. But then … Continue reading

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On Other Poets

Philip Guston left NY for the ‘burbs because he just couldn’t take the networking. My friends are friends first, and if they happen to be artists, then so be it. But it is important you don’t get these things confused. … Continue reading

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On How One’s Friends Reflect You

I’ve been reading Milosz’s Roadside Dog on the tube/on the bus/train, and realising this man is my friend. This is the reason for books: they hold the best parts (hopefully) of those minds you may never meet. Milosz’s writing does … Continue reading

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On How the Devil Poetry Endures

In an interview with poet Mark Wunderlich published in the Cortland Review, Doty was asked why he thought poetry endured as an art form. He answered: “My guess is that somehow poetry is a vessel for the expression of subjectivity … Continue reading

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