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Category: Poetry

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

The Poetry of Oscar Wilde

“I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.” Mia Forbes looks at the poetry of Oscar Wilde.

The Canterbury Tales

On National Poetry Day, Sally Minogue salutes the father of English poetry, Geoffrey Chaucer, and his seminal work, ‘The Canterbury Tales’.

Christina Rossetti

“Remember me when I am gone away, gone far away into the silent land.” Mia Forbes looks the poetry of Christina Rossetti.

W.B. Yeats

In the centenary year of Irish Partition, Sally Minogue looks at The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats in the light of the poet’s relationship to Irish history and identity.