I first learned about 20th century American poet John Berryman from Louise Gluck’s book Proofs and Theories; Gluck was impressed with the way Berryman swung through personas, effortlessly transitioning between one and another. 2,156 more words
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On the 2nd of March I visited RTÉ’s Arena to do a profile on Robert Lowell for the week of his centenary.
Lowell was a poet I thought I knew, but it was great to have an opportunity to revisit the work with the intention of trying to put together a broad overview of the work. 52 more words
" It’s not always easy to feel sympathy for an artist with a trust fund and whose family have their own graveyard. "