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Poetry, Comedy & The Modern World

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… Continue reading Poetry, Comedy & The Modern World

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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… Continue reading Questioning the Canon: T.S. Eliot and Adrienne Rich

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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… Continue reading Top 10 Powerful Quotes from 1930s Poetry