Monthly Archive: June, 2013

What is the shortest poem?

Thanks to Philippe Reyniers for sending me this link today – an engaging 8-minute video exploring brevity and the minimal limits of language: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F7quI-MbzY&noredirect=1

Why Is Contemporary American Poetry So Good?

A response to the Washington Post by Seth Abramson http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-abramson/why-is-contemporary-ameri_b_3474969.html

Poem in South Bank Poetry issue 16

Fantastic to see my poem ‘Sparrow’ on the first page of the new issue of South Bank Poetry. Thank you to editors Peter Ebsworth and Katherine Lockton. Good luck to fellow Highgate Poets,… Continue reading

Why is modern poetry so bad?

An article in today’s Washington Post, originally in Harper’s. Discuss: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2013/06/20/why-is-modern-poetry-so-bad/

My first US poetry journal

Really pleased to have my poem ‘Fifteen’ included in Robert Peake’s showcase of British poetry in issue 10 of the US Pacific coast journal Silk Road, which just arrived. He writes: “So what… Continue reading

Meeting Chris at the City Lit

Yesterday I met Patience Agbabi in the morning at the Royal Festival Hall for my second poetry tutorial as part of the Arvon/Jerwood mentoring scheme. In the afternoon I crossed the river to… Continue reading