The most popular Lifesaving Poems of 2015

Here is a list of the most-read Lifesaving Poems during 2015:   Mary Oliver, The Journey UA Fanthorpe, Atlas Ted Hughes, … More

Why do it?

because of the words and because of the books because of the woman in the anorak at the swimming baths … More

Lifesaving poems of summer

Now that we have finally had one in the UK, I found myself wondering recently how many of my Lifesaving Poems choices … More

Lifesaving Poems: Mary Oliver’s ‘The Journey’

If there is one theme I keep going back to in these Lifesaving Poems posts, it is this: behind every … More

Lifesaving Poems: Billy Collins’s ‘Morning’

  In February, 1999 I was sitting in a car park with Naomi Jaffa when she asked me what I … More