Tag Archives: John Keats

The Great Slowing Down versus Poet MacDiarmid (3)

The interiorising impulse is a normal part of most writers’ cycle of composition and publication, but it became stronger for me with my father’s death, after which I spent a couple of years darting off to any far-off place that … Continue reading

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Origami Posada

On Saturday I was in one of my favourite weekend haunts, the Crown Posada: a narrow, high-ceilinged, magnificent preservation of the Victorian pub as secular place of gathering if not worship – all stained glass, globe lights, long banquettes, dark … Continue reading

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Sorley MacLean: A Life Revised

(I am reminded by news of the Spring issue of Poetry London to post this review of Sorley MacLean’s Collected Poems, written for their Autumn 2012 issue.) Somhairle MacGill-Eain/Sorley MacLean, Caoir Gheal Leumraich/White Leaping Flame: Collected Poems, ed. Christopher Whyte … Continue reading

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Interview with the Gumpire

(This is the text of an email interview a student conducted with me this April for a project – I didn’t know them and, while they gave permission for their questions to be reproduced here, they preferred not to give … Continue reading

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