Influence

‘Did you hear?’ says the book. ‘Ted Hughes’s brother has died.’ ‘I did see that, yes,’ I say. ’95, though. … More

Some found poems

Recently I have featured prose writing by various writers, reshaping them in the form of found poems. Annie Dillard on … More

The voice you hear when you write

Writing is about hypnotizing yourself into believing in yourself, getting some work done, then unhypnotyzing yourself and going over the … More

Thirteen ways of remembering Ted Hughes

Teachers’ words should not be ‘How to write’ but ‘How to try to say what you really mean’ – which … More

Inside Lifesaving Poems 4

I have been moving. Not moving house, moving within it. Stuff has come with me, some of it has vanished … More

Inside Lifesaving Poems 3

As I have said before, there wasn’t a plan. Which does not mean I don’t feel the luckiest man alive … More