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The Golden Rule by Earnest Noyes Brookings

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Rebecca Robinson

The Golden Rule

Some elderly people in nursing homes take to watching television endlessly, doing crosswords or gazing out of the window, but Esrnest Noyes Brookings was set a task by David Greenberger to write poems. Greenberger would supply a topic for the poetry and the next day, whilst working at the nursing home, he would receive the finished poem. Brookings’ poems all follow an ABAB rhyme scheme but the utter lack of concern with literary devices and self-consciousness which often strangles writers is a fresh relief when reading this large, enduring collection.

While all flake cheese

Pressed out of milk

Requires no sneeze

No relation to silk

On plates evident

Relieving partial hunger

Costs more than a cent

But a delicious wonder.

- ‘Cheese’

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The Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 12

Posted on December 17, 2015 by Yen-Yen Lu

To get us into the festive spirit here at Inpress we've been looking back at some of our favourite books from 2015. It's...

Our favourite from December and a preview of what January has to offer!

Rebecca's Choice: The Golden Rule by Ernest Noyes Brookings
 

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During the last seven years of his life Ernest Noyes Brookings wrote nearly four hundred poems on a wide variety of subjects arranged with his gentle mixture of faith and logic.

The Golden Rule now presents his best work in a single volume. With a biographical memoir by David Greenberger (editor of The Duplex Planet, and also the man who first encouraged Brookings to write), photographs and facsimiles of handwritten poems, this book commemorates a truly distinctive and wonderfully enjoyable writer.

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Yen-Yen's Choice: Forgive the Language by Katy Evans-Bush
 
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Typewriters, plagiarism and the poetic line are just three of the subjects under the spotlight in this book of essays by much-loved literary blogger Katy Evans-Bush.

Combining the intellectual rigour of the literary critic with the dynamism of a seasoned traveller in the blogosphere, these essays place poetry at the heart of contemporary culture, meeting at the borders it shares with music, politics and sculpture.

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