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Agenda - Past Histories

Published by Agenda Magazine

ISBN: 9780902400856

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Vol. 43 No.1

The ‘Past Histories’ issue, features some very interesting, trenchant work. The attractive cover boasts a rarely-seen stained-glass window, one of a series in Pembroke College, Cambridge, featuring animals and text from the poems of Ted Hughes who was an undergraduate there.



Andrew Waterman: In the Hereafter

                                After that Winter

Tim Dooley:  Song

                      The Old Ones

Marc Harris:  Watered Tomatoes

                       River Dreams

Linda Saunders:  Hide and Seek

                            Playing Alone


Darius Degher: Watershed

Lenny Emmanuel:  After the Storm

Steven Knauth:  Breeze Bringing Dusk

                           Fighter Pilot

Sally Carr:  My Father’s Music Cabinet

                   The Weight of Petals

Peter Robinson:  Ratifying Kyoto

Alison Brackenbury:  The Girls of the Pietà

Alex Small:  Shiva’s Dance

                     Time Team

David Cooke:  Benares

Marianne Burton:  Changing the Sheets

                              August Break: Bournemouth Sands

W.S. Milne:  Your Garden Narcissi

Robert Sheppard:  Poem

Mark Leech:  Bird Hits Glass

                      Sonnet (Lorca)



Martin Dodsworth: The God of Details: translations and adaptations

                                of Ted Hughes and Derek Mahon

William Bedford:  Observation Transformed Into Vision:

                              Ted Hughes: A Literary Life by Neil Roberts

Two Poems

Annie Charlesworth:  A Letter to the Dead

                                   (for Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath)

Susan Sindall:  Plath in the Boston Globe

W.S.Milne:  A Standing-Stone: Michael Longley’s Collected Poems

Patricia McCarthy: A Question of Androgyny: Eavan Boland and Fiona Sampson

Kate Edwards, chosen young Broadsheet essayist:

                         The Revolving Epoch: David Jones and Oswald Spengler



Harriet Torr: The Old Soldier

Sally Lucas:  Seven Chakras


Boris Poplavsky:  White Halo: Belinda Cooke

                             Untitled: Richard McKane

Boris Pasternak: Mushrooming: Belinda Cooke

                           Superstition:  Richard McKane


Two chosen young Broadsheet Poets

Julie Paradis:  A Lost Journey

Michael Molan: Fragment

                          Penelope in London; in London; as a twenty-three-year-old man

                          Cristo Deposto


Notes for Broadsheet Poets 9

                           Interview: Peter Robinson interviewed by Belinda Cooke

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