Studies of Ted Hughes, Louis MacNeice and Dylan Thomas sit alongside a new look at Keats, a search for forgotten war poet Eloise Robinson, and practical guides on poetic technique. Katy Evans-Bush combines the intellectual rigour of the literary critic with the dynamism of a seasoned traveller in the blogosphere. These essays place poetry at the heart of contemporary culture, meeting at the borders it shares with music, politics and sculpture. She writes about art and life in a way that is generous, witty and incisive.
The Hidden Life of Poets
The Poem is a Question: Keats, Negative Capability and Us
James Merrill: Formal Radical
Compendium in Time
An Earnest Chestnut for Remembrance Day
The Search for Eloise Robinson
A Hell of an Underwriter: Three Insurance Men with a Difference
Because London Is Still a Kaleidoscope
There’s No Place Like Home: The Poetry of Dorothy Molloy
Men’s Troubles: Seidel, Ashbery & Elliott
To Hull and Braque: Marching to the Drumbeats
These Fragments We Have Shored Against Our Ruin
Gifts of Earth: Letters of Ted Hughes
The Dylan Thomas Question
Man of Jazz and Conscience: MacNeice’s Autumn Journal
Beauty and Meaning: Free the Word!
By the Light of the Silvery Moon: Dowson, Schoenberg and the Birth
Now I’m a Real Boy: Poetry’s Plagiarism Problem
My Life in Typewriters
Author photograph: David Secombe.