Our weekly blog gives you a run-down of all the television and radio programmes featuring poetry and poets over the next seven days. This week, Clare Balding stalks Tennyson, Matisse paints poetry, and Lorca plumbs the depths of tragedy.
Why do you write poetry? American poet and recent star of our Transatlantic Poetry on Air session Dorianne Laux tells the SPL why she writes. 'I write to hear myself breathing. I write to be doing something while I wait to be called to my appointment with death. I write to be done writing. I write because writing is fun.'
Our weekly blog gives you a run-down of all the television and radio programmes featuring poetry and poets over the next seven days. This week, Richard Chamberlain's false nose and 'the servant problem'.
Of course, you want to write a love poem for your beloved for Valentine's Day, but, gosh, it's hard. If only a poet could give some tips. Hang on - this blog tells you everything you ever wanted to know about writing a great love poem.
A recent encounter with poor health led to our Kay appreciating more than ever the work of health professionals. How apt then that she should return to the SPL to work on an anthology for graduating doctors. She blogs about her experiences.