Lifesaving Poets: Gerard Benson

I was saddened to hear of the death of Gerard Benson last week. A poet and anthologist, he was probably … More

You’ve got to eat

The Day After   I made a leek and potato soup the day after, prompted by the look of the … More

Lifesaving Poems: Catherine Smith’s ‘How It All Started’

How It All Started Do you know this dream? An exam room full of neat, serious girls, your lucky gonk … More

Lifesaving Poems: Christopher North’s ‘The Dog’

Occasionally the entrance of a poem into your life is a combination of a series of tiny events, each of … More