Category Archives: Poetry

Found poetry: Relaying their personal thoughts

I happened to be glancing through Adrian Mitchell’s Heart on the Left this morning (as you do) and rediscovered the poem ‘My Shy Di in Newspaperland’, in which he took lines and headlines from the press coverage of Charles and Diana’s engagement in 1980 and turned them into a poem. Having many better things to […]

Peter Porter

The poet Peter Porter has died. He was one of the firs poets I can remember studying in any depth at school, especially Your Attention Please. Some of us may die. Remember, statistically It is not likely to be you. I can also recommend Mort Aux Chats, probably best read in a voice that sounds […]

Poem: In search of a gilded benefactor

I’ve been messing around with writing poetry recently, and my thoughts went back to those glorious days of yore when artists didn’t have to worry about pleasing the masses. All they sought to do was win the attention of a single wealthy patron, who would shower them with sufficient coin to ensure they could continue […]