So much for blogtober, but you’ve no idea what sheer panic is until you’re 1000 words short of an essay the day before it’s due in. Hence the nod to Tennyson’s In Memoriam: a good start to my first uni essay, because I am still in love with this elegy and his depth of emotion for… Read More In Memoriam (in reference to myself and Tennyson)
[ (blank space because I still have no idea what to write, even though this is an incredible book reminiscent of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Poeta en Nueva York which blew my metaphorical socks off.)] I read around Who Is Mary Sue? – ‘part poetry and part reportage’, made up of ‘fictive-factive miniatures’, according to… Read More Who Is Mary Sue? by Sophie Collins
W.H. Auden is great for heartbreak. Pathetic, I know – I am too acutely aware of my own cynicism, my own failures. I should have listened to the Love Through the Ages AQA poetry anthology more. True love doesn’t exist, but boys who really know how to fuck up do. And that’s enough insight into my personal life, because I’m… Read More crying? W.H. Auden.
I’ve been dipping in and out of volumes of poetry recently. There are certain people, certain events – clichés of course, things like sunsets and wispy morning mists and dew-heavy flowers – that make me think ‘yes! I want to write poetry about you!’ But right now, sadly I’ve got all the poetic talent of… Read More A Poetry Ramble