Michael Standen 1937 - 2008
Michael Standen, one of the editors of Other Poetry, died on 1st June 2008. He is pictured on the right of the photograph above, with his fellow editors in Edinburgh, 2007 (Photo: G. Standen)
In 2007, Other Poetry published an anthology of poetry in celebration of poet, novelist and editor Michael Standen, including work by Anne Stevenson, Gillian Allnutt, Peter Bennet, Peter Armstrong, Jacque Darras, Uwe Kolbe, Niall Spooner-Harvey, SJ Litherland, Cynthia Fuller, Richard Kell and many others.
A celebration of the poet's life
This is a book about a poet. It is also a book about being a poet: about the things that engage the poet's mind, heart and soul, the agonies and ecstacie of directing that initial spark down to the start of the powder trail and keeping it there, about lifting the work up in a series of small public explosions, recognising the exposive potential of others and crafting the best possible box of firecrackers, in a dark and wretched elfin workroom three times a year, to light their way, and about the bright patterns of light we hope to splash across some future sky.
From the introduction by James Roderick Burns
Cover illustration by Peter Standen.
ISBN 978 0 9546515 6 5
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