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Ian Cartland

Ian Cartland’s work has been published in various magazines and anthologies, such as Poetry London and The Best British Poetry 2013. He lives and works in Cambridge, where he is involved in running the CB1 Poetry readings series.

‘Water Street Drop-off’ – essay by Ian Cartland

As Robert Lowell has it, ‘Sometimes in sickness, / we are weak enough to enter heaven’. It’s one pilgrim’s ailing progress into that recalcitrant heaven, America,[ref]There’s also a foray into Canada.[/ref] that Roddy Lumsden charts in Steady Grinding Blues – a cross-state road poem you’d be hard pr...

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