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This week, I spent a fair amount of time talking about running shoes. Which ones are best for trail-runs; which shoes my friends prefer; and how you know your old ones are worn out and you need a new pair (I’m not there yet).

Strangely enough, I didn’t chat to anyone about poetry: which poets they had discovered lately; which books they recommended; and whether poems in translation can be enjoyed without the weird anxiety that they are mere approximations of poems.

I think I need to have a poetic conversation soon, before I forget to listen to the whispers and rhymes that are so much a part of my psyche.

So…have you discovered a fine poet lately?

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