Controlling how poetry is read: Michael Rosen in conversation with Marina Boroditskaya, via Modern Poetry in Translation

  In the last year, another government initiative has created a compulsory part of the curriculum: learning poetry by heart … More

The real test of a poem

I was very saddened to learn recently of the death of Michael Baldwin, the novelist, poet, writing tutor and former … 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

Lifesaving Poems: Carl Sandburg’s ‘Buffalo Dusk’

Apart from e e cummings and the genius Anon, one of my chief discoveries in the Voices and Junior Voices series that I … More