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Category: Poetry Blogs

A Blog for Burns Night

Mia Rocquemore has a timely look the poetry of Robert Burns. in a A Blog for Burns Night Guests at a traditional Burns Night supper are greeted by the blare of the bagpipe, its fierce notes unmistakable and unignorable. It would be hard to conceive of a more suitable opening for a celebration of Scotland’s… Read More

W.B. Yeats and the Nobel Prize

This week marks the centenary of W. B. Yeats being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature – the first Irishman to be granted that honour. Sally Minogue looks at Yeats’s achievement and suggests some of his poems to enjoy. W.B. Yeats was 58 when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature – a good… Read More

Sumer is icumen in – finally.

 Sally Minogue reflects on evocations of Summer by some Wordsworth authors. ‘Sumer is icumen in –/ Lhude sing! cuccu.’ Not by one of Wordsworth’s authors, but by one of that large and motley crew, Anon., this early 13th century lyric is still widely recognized because it was set to music and is still sung today…. Read More