Guest blog post: Andrew Waterhouse and the seventh syllable, by Helena Nelson

I am delighted to welcome Helena Nelson to continue our series on overlooked poets.   Andrew Waterhouse and the Seventh … 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

On reading poetry to dying people

I want to live – Sharon Olds The most intense reading group I ever belonged to wasn’t really a reading … More

Lifesaving Poems

  I was struck by a remark of Seamus Heaney in an interview he gave some years ago now. He … More