Clifford Liles – Poet

Clifford Liles has won, been placed or shortlisted in many poetry competitions. His work has been published in magazines and he is currently preparing his debut chapbook featuring a thematic selection from his over sixty sonnets.  

Diction

La création de la poésie attire ceux qui adorent le langage. The writing of poetry attracts those who find great interest in the meaning of words, the look of them, their sounds, and their sometimes long and twisty history. I am once again faced with a blank page in my own writing and am led … Continue reading Diction

Attention!

“Oi”, the dock worker stopped me, “where’s my money?”, his breath frosting out on “money” and stood solid before me in his grease-stained AC/DC T-shirt. This could be the first line of a thriller. It helps establish a setting without telling. It hooks the attention of the reader. Something that that may be difficult for … Continue reading Attention!