On Sappho

On Sappho’s splendid, sensual, but frustratingly sparse remaining poetic fragments.

Charlotte Mew and May Sinclair

Originally posted on Something Rhymed:
We were delighted when Jess Molyneux got in touch. The youngest contributor to Something Rhymed, Jess first contacted us when she was still a sixth-former. We were impressed and touched that she had traveled from Manchester to Nuneaton to attend the George Eliot Fellowship’s Annual Lecture, which we delivered last…

Jacob Polley at the Portico

You really have to start a report on an event at the Portico Library with a comment about being seated under its magnificent domed ceiling (which you can see on the picture). On this particular Thursday in November, it boasted the added bonus of sheltering an award-winning poet. Urmston Grammar English Literature A-Level students got…


A contemplation of Jacob Polley’s weird and wonderful TS Eliot-prize-winning poetry collection.

High Waving Heather by Emily Brontë

A little dissection of Emily Brontë’s poem ‘High Waving Heather’. A tumultuous but magnificent scene of nature in the moonlight is painted by Brontë in this short, simple and stimulating poem.

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