In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Having reflected for many years on his motivation for writing poetry and the subjects that obsess him, Mark realises that his writing primarily involves memorialising and eulogising the overlooked and forgotten. Not only people but places and objects. He is driven by the weight of his forebears' historical loss. Loss of family, of identity, of homeland. This loss has been handed down like an heirloom.
'When "ethics are fading", so too our ability to see and attend to the care of other sentient beings. It's then that poets like Mark Mahemoff step in. Unwilling to let the casual cruelty (to man or dog for instance) or the truth that hides under 'the fresh mulch of denial' evade poetic examination, his scrutiny of human behaviour is discrete and precise as befits a poet whose working day is a constant test of compassion versus the brutal objectivity that it requires. These poems are never moralising, but rewarding.' - Adam Aitken