An interview with Poetry Spotlight

This is the opening question and answer to an interview with Paul Clyne of Poetry Spotlight, published today. To read … More

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

Guest posts and summer reading

As I did last year, I will be taking a break from uploading new posts to this blog over August. … 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

On writing and illness

Reading Arthur W. Frank’s astonishing At the Will of the Body  recently has given me pause to reflect on the relationship … More