Ted Hughes coming out of the radio

I have been wondering recently if the world of the poem (the one that is currently not-here, just out of … More

Lifesaving Poems: Craig Raine’s ‘Heaven on Earth’

Heaven on Earth   Now that it is night, you fetch the wash from outer space,   from the frozen … More

Lifesaving Poems: Sylvia Plath’s ‘Mushrooms’

I think my first bout of Poetry Exhaustion occurred sometime after my A levels. Our English paper was quite advanced for its … More

Why I miss Robert Rehder

It is odd to speak of missing someone you never met, but this is how I feel about the American … 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