To the Mincing Poets

  Last Sunday I attended the last ever group meeting and reading of the Mincing Poets, in Exeter. A classic … More

Gratitude

I’m grateful to you, you see. I wanted to tell you. –Raymond Carver (‘For Tess’) A kind, wise man once … More

Lifesaving Poems: Dorothy Nimmo’s ‘Rondeau Redouble’

Rondeau Redouble   There is so little left. The room is bare. She’ll strip his sheets and blankets by and … More

Lifesaving Poems: Tom Raworth’s ‘8.06 p.m. June 10th 1970’

As I say in my previous blog post, I owe my knowledge of ‘8.06 p.m. June 10th 1970’ to the … More

The Top 20 Lifesaving Poems

I began writing the Lifesaving Poems series of blog posts in May 2010. The idea was to celebrate the poems that I … More