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John NorthJohn North was born in the north of England in 1990. He is a poet. He was awarded the degree of Master of Arts with Distinction at the University of Manchester in 2012, after graduating with a BA (Hons) in 2011. Poems have appeared in journals including The North, Kaffeeklatsch, The Interpreter's House, and The Manchester Review, and in anthologies CAST: The Poetry Business Book of New Contemporary Poets, and The Best British Poetry 2014.

 

 


 

 

 

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He found costmary, anise, ginger and cardamom. Rhubarb, parsley, sweet flag and cinnamon. Juice of acacia, nard and castoreum. Turpentine-resin, carrot seeds and galbanum.

 

He found flower of round rush, storax and saffron. Myrrh, frankincense, shepherd’s purse and juice of hypocistis. Darnel, long pepper, malabathrum and sagapenum. Dried rose leaves pressed between the pages of a book.

 

All of this in the glow of honey.

 

                   

   

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