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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Nigel Jenkins 1949-2014



Know language, know languages, know
your own language, that you may take words
beyond words: a poetry

of leaps.
So Nigel Jenkins.- in his Advice to a Young Poet. That sequence concludes with the words “a poem’s ending is not its end”. Nigel died today after a brief illness that took him from his characteristic robustness to a hospice in less than half a year.

May this poet’s ending not be his end.

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