Adrienne Rich’s ‘In the Wake of Home’

I am taking a break from writing brand new blog posts over the summer. Instead of posting new work I … More

The stationery thing

At the start of each academic year, usually when I have known them for a week or so, I make … More

The real test of a poem

I was very saddened to learn recently of the death of Michael Baldwin, the novelist, poet, writing tutor and former … More

Lifesaving Poems: Adrienne Rich’s ‘In the Wake of Home’

In 1991 I made the decision to teach part-time so that I could put poetry more at the centre of … More