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PHOTOGRAPH: Author Anthony Costello at Hebden Bridge, near Loch 9 on the Rochdale Canal in West Yorkshire, UK. In the 18th and 19th Centuries, the region was famous for its textile industry when the canals transported goods from the valleys to major trade cities in the north of England. Anthony contributed his essay “Green, Blue, and Yellow: The use of colors as adjectives in The Great Gatsby” to The Great Gatsby AnthologyPhotograph by Hugh Knopf (July 2015).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anthony Costello is a poet, writer, and poetry event organizer (for details, see kultpoet.blogspot.co.uk) living in Luddendenfoot, West Yorkshire, a couple of kilometres along the valley from where Ted Hughes was born in Mytholmroyd and three kilometres from Heptonstall, a little hamlet above Hebden Bridge, where Sylvia Plath is buried. Anthony is a poetry book reviewer for Sabotage and a blogger on poetry matters at luddpoet.blogspot.co.uk. His first poetry collection, The Mask, was published by Lapwing Publications, Belfast, in October 2014.