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Oli Hazzard

Oli Hazzard’s first collection, Between Two Windows, was published by Carcanet in 2012 and received the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. His pamphlet, Within Habit, appeared from Test Centre in 2014.

‘The Last Dream of Light Released from Seaports’ – essay by Oli Hazzard

The USA Patriot Act – or, ‘The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001’ – is, among other things, a ‘backronym’, a phrase inreated to fit the letters of an existing pre-chosen word, a form indistinguishable in everythi...

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