Poetry – it’s a battlefield all right. This week’s announcement of the winners of the Forward prize, for the best collections of the year, threw a spotlight on to the world of contemporary poetry and poets. The theme of Thursday’s National Poetry Day was heroes and heroines, and we saluted the poet as hero and the heroine as poet.
Word warriors, they dedicate their lives to the cause, as they make their daring “raids on the inarticulate / With shabby equipment always deteriorating”, as TS Eliot described it. No ministry exists to help them in their quest. It is a journey of the spirit.… Seguir leyendo »