To experiment with the idea of making poetry more fun, I created an anthology entitled 'Poetry, Comedy & The Modern World' for a recent project on my English Literature degree. I thought I would share the twelve poems that made their way into the final anthology here on my blog! I hope you enjoy exploring and, hopefully, having a bit of a laugh along the way...
Questioning the Canon: T.S. Eliot and Adrienne Rich
Questioning the Canon: T.S. Eliot and Adrienne Rich Questioning the Canon is a new feature in which I hope to bring to light lesser-known books about a certain issue, which can be read alongside or instead of infamous 'classics'. Today, I will be comparing the poetry of T.S. Eliot and Adrienne Rich...
Poetry & Popular Culture Project: Call to Action
Archive Nostalgia: Top 10 Powerful Quotes from 1930s Poetry
Resilient Verse: Women’s Poetry Recordings
Top 10 Powerful Quotes from 1930s Poetry
Have you heard of W.H. Auden? How about Stephen Spender, Louis MacNeice or George Barker? If your first reaction is 'who?', you're not alone. I did not recognise a single name from the collection of 1930s poetry when I began studying it this semester. The unique voices of these poets encapsulate the disillusion and hope of an entire generation, yet, sandwiched between the two World Wars, they are often overlooked. I thought about how I could champion the power of these poems, but nobody could do so better than the poets themselves. With that in mind, here are my top 10 quotes from the poetry of the 30s...
Wordsworth’s Poetry and Prose: Collection to Make You Relish Life
Make it through Monday!
Have you got the Monday blues? Struggled to get out of bed this morning? Help is at hand! Every Monday I post a happy or inspirational quote from one of my favourite authors, giving you the motivation needed to get through this dreary day of the week. This week I have chosen a thought-provoking quote from poet Robert Frost...
High Windows by Philip Larkin
High Windows is a collection of some of Philip Larkin’s most famous and well-loved poetry. He received a number of awards for his poems, including the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and the WH Smith Award. I would highly recommend this collection to anyone wanting to dip their toe into the breathtaking world of poetry!