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Keith Chandler on Poetry

On Keith Chandler’s The English Civil War Part 2: Anthony Thwaite (awarded OBE in 1992 for services to poetry): “A spellbinding book – tremendously impressive, entertaining, moving, funny. And original. These poems are always ‘about’ something.” George Szirtes, Poetry Review: “It is a humane, funny, sometimes biting, very English collection. Keith Chandler is a genuine […]

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Podcast on Keith Chandler

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Keith Chandler.   How would you write about – a grayling butterfly, a goldsmith’s apprentice or a chemo nurse? Keith treats us to poems about a fisherman, glassworkers, a tragic news item, and reveals how he approaches a subject. In conversation with Nadia Kingsley.   [soundcloud url=”″ […]

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Introducing the Maligned Species team: Keith Chandler

Poet, Keith Chandler. Keith Chandler moved to Bridgnorth from Norfolk four years ago.  Since being selected for Ten English Poets (Carcanet) in 1977, his poetry has been published in four collections: Kett’s Rebellion (Carcanet, 1982), A Passing Trade (OUP, 1991), A Different Kind of Smoke (Redbeck, 2001) and The English Civil War Part 2 (Peterloo Poets, 2009).  […]

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