Inside Lifesaving Poems 5

An artist needs not so much an audience, as to feel a need to answer, a promise to respond. Robert … More

Lifesaving Poems: Yevtushenko’s ‘Damp white imprints dog the feet’

Damp white imprints dog the feet; snowbound trolley, snowbound street. Her tip of glove to lip and cheek, “Goodbye.” Go. … More

Spun in drafts

Damp white imprints dog the feet; snowbound trolley, snowbound street. Her tip of glove to lip and cheek, “Goodbye.” Go. … More

The fame question

When I visit schools to read and talk about poetry there is often some sort of Q and A following … More

Lifesaving Poems: Roger McGough’s ‘I always wanted to go on the stage’

  I count myself lucky to have been taught by a team of English teachers who I have no doubt … More