The Mirage of Poetic Evolution in Britain since Eliot

When does poetry begin to capitulate? turn back in on itself? When it fails to assimilate the new, the foreign, when in the words of Nietzsche in The Birth of Tragedy, the human remains in a perpetual state of individuation; or what in this country, England, has always been its burden, the totality of the influence … Continue reading

Glaciation, a review

Glaciation, Will Stone (Salt Publishing, 2007) a review by P. Stubbs “He trowels his verse and builds a house / that begins its life as a ruin.” writes Will Stone of the German ‘Expressionist’ poet Georg Heym. And after reading this collection of Stone’s poems it is clear that the imaginative plough of his own mind … Continue reading