Some poets dislike National Poetry Day. ‘Doesn’t poetry happen every day?’ they say. Yes, of course it does. Of course it does. But here’s a secret…
This is a usually a blog about poetry, but I don’t keep my politics a secret…. The poetry in which I speak of kindness or friendship comes from the same place as my politics.
The Single Woman, as you will know from every film you have ever seen, is feckless and cold and compensates for her tragic lack of children by pretending that she likes her job.
here is Steve Ely showing perfectly how it’s done – how to sink a deep, deep tap root into English language, draw on its nourishment and grow something unshakeable but entirely original.
So who are you?
And how do you want to live? A blog about poetry and politics.