Writing Topics: poetry

Lessons from the poets


On National Poetry Day, a poet appeared on BBC Radio 4 this morning to criticise what he called the daily abuse of language by politicians. Michael Horovitz said every politician should learn a poem and say it back before making any public pronouncement. That should keep quite a lot of people quiet, but we might […]

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Poetry anyone?


I went to a poetry evening last week, organised (rather improbably, you might think) by the International Visual Communications Association. Actually, it was the scriptwriters who organised it, and a very good idea it was too. Poetry reminds us how words affect us in so many different ways. It might be the aptness of associations, […]

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