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'Movies and pop music and stuff'

9 March 2009

'I think readers who aren't used to reading contemporary poetry are surprised to find it's about our world now, our experience; it talks about movies and pop music and stuff. It's not some fuddy-duddy thing, and most of it contains a good deal of imaginative brilliance. My experience is that when people read contemporary poetry they are engaged and interested in a way they did not expect to be.'

John Stammers, whose last collection was Stolen Love Behaviour