Not a ‘thin’ year for poetry

It was one of those throwaway remarks made by one writer, male, to another, ditto, in one of those books … More

Coming home to Aldeburgh

  A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. Robert Frost … More

The most read Lifesaving Poems of 2013

These are the most read Lifesaving Poems posts of 2013.   Mary Oliver, ‘The Journey’ I first read this on … More

Lifesaving Poems: John Ash’s ‘The Middle Kingdom’

One of the pleasures of being alive is reading John Ash. Think of a prize-winning poet, someone you think of … More