Books
13 October 2003
The life of John Clare represents a trajectory of cliched Romanticism: a peasant boy begins to write his rough but...
Books
23 June 2003
''Pardon me if the first few words that reach you resemble a hollow voice from the tomb . . ." begins G K Chesterton's...
Books
20 January 2003
Marina Tsvetaeva - one of the truly extraordinary Russian poets of the post-revolutionary period, alongside Pasternak,...
Culture
13 May 2002
Around the time of his 60th birthday, Philip Larkin, that notoriously private poet, was extensively feted, in two...
Culture
01 April 2002
When one considers how much of English poetry, from Anglo-Saxon onwards, is about transience - about how all things...