Awarded “Site of the Week”29.12.2008
Yes, we were just blown away to be awarded Manchester Evening News "Site of the Week" just in time for Christmas. An unexpected present!
Poetry had another Christmas present in the UK with two versions of the Leonard Cohen song "Hallelujah" fighting for the Christmas number one position in the charts. Predictably the X Factor winner Alexandra Burke hit the top position leaving the classic Jeff Buckley version in second place. Leonard Cohen's own version was also in the charts at position 36.
It is interesting to note that Leonard Cohen says he wrote over eighty verses for the song before arriving at the final five verses. It reminds me of a poetry workshop given by David Harsent at the Poetry School in London where he was keen to point out that "all writing is about re-writing."
Posted By Peter Hartey