What is a lifesaving poem?

Tomorrow I will be taking part at the Wenlock Poetry Festival in an event with Roz Goddard. We will be … More

Lifesaving Poems: Ted Hughes’s ‘Wind’

Just about everyone I know who reads and writes poetry seriously owes a debt of one kind or another to … More

Lifesaving Poems: Sylvia Plath’s ‘Mushrooms’

I think my first bout of Poetry Exhaustion occurred sometime after my A levels. Our English paper was quite advanced for its … More

Lifesaving Poems

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