Re-discovering poetry: The Best British Poetry 2014, edited by Mark Ford


Salt, 2014

The Best British Poetry 2014 is the first book in my journey of rediscovering poetry (you can read more about my reasons for doing this here). It basically boils down to the fact that I’ve felt excluded from poetry in the past and so have been left feeling as if it just isn’t for me. I don’t want to give up though, and I’m excited to start discovering it again, without the restrictions or constraints of school, and hopefully give myself more confidence in talking about poetry. Continue reading


Review: The Professor of Poetry – Grace McCleen

The Professor of Poetry Grace McCleen review

The Professor of Poetry – Grace McCleen
Sceptre, 2013

After learning she is in remission from cancer, respected academic Elizabeth Stone returns to the city where she studied at university to write what she hopes to be her masterpiece. But as she starts working on her thesis and rekindles her friendship with a former tutor, memories of the past threaten to overshadow the present, and she begins to realise why she returned to the city. Continue reading