'Man and Camel, & others, animal' by Dominic James is Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Man and Camel, & others, animal’ by Dominic James, a reflection on the poetry of American Mark Strand, pictured, who died in 2014. In his poem, which also summons up Shakespeare and Ovid, Dominic talks of reading Strand’s poetry in a pub in Stratford-upon-Avon, and says that, “despite the bibliography and / too-gay-for-my-taste-black-and-white-vain-old-man’s /photograph adorning the ...

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