Dark horses: 21 Lifesaving Poems which should be better known

Readers of this blog will know that I make a list at the end of each year showing the most … More

When poets don’t appear

I have been thinking a lot recently about the career trajectory of poets, including my own, whose work briefly becomes visible … More

When poets disappear

Some of my favourite poetry books of all time are anthologies. Not the headline selections everybody has (and has to … More

Lifesaving Poems

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