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The project of Great Works is that of publishing innovative poetry in modernist/postmodernist modes. This is is a site for innovative writing: modernist, postmodernist, archaic. It proclaims the need to let a thousand flowers bloom, and rejects any single definition of what writing is. It welcomes alternative poetries and other writing. It proudly offers no retrieval of coherence at a higher interpretative level.

modernpoetry.org.uk contains background information on contemporary British avant-garde poetry. "Best UK poetry site I've yet seen" says Ron Silliman. New Readers Start Here is a good starting point. This give a little background and a lot of links to help anyone interested in making sense of the avant-garde British writing which features heavily on this site. See the side panel for links to this site and what it contains, including a page listing Readings etc in London.

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Issue 17.1 — November 4, 2011 — Peter Philpott    top