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Art and Emotion

by Mark English

Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act. 1,703 more words


In Response to Housman

I to my perils
came not like A.E. Housman
“clad in armor by stars benign”
I swam to them in my PJs
hair kinked, water logged… 133 more words


“'luckless lads' who came to Housman prepared to open their hearts were shocked by the wary, acerbic, pedantic man they encountered."

“Great poets fall into two categories: those whose public personas are of a piece with their work, and those whose personalities seem to contradict their work. 139 more words

Autumn 2017 poetry events

This Autumn we have three fantastic events coming up. Please come and join us!

Friday 29 September: National Poetry Day event

A.E. Houseman Readathon

6-8pm, £5/£3 for Members of the BMI and Students (includes wine and refreshments).  234 more words


Housman and Kipling

I’ve recently been reading, with great pleasure, Housman Country by Peter Parker. It is a commentary on A Shropshire Lad, but not the usual kind of critical work. 951 more words


Quiet Moments....

‘Easily the gentle air

Wafts the turning season on…’