Poets write the past: interview

One of my questions on the Creative Histories of Witchcraft project is: How do poets write the past? My question led me to re-read the pamphlet ‘Eva & George: Sketches in Pen and Brush’ by Abegail Morley.  Morley’s biographical poem sequence is set in Weimar Germany and tells the story of satirical artist George Grosz … Continue reading Poets write the past: interview

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The Thing Is…

Detail of 'Corn Maiden', c. 1890, Pitt Rivers Museum, no. 1890.21.2Photo: Poppy Corbett 2019 Do not think it up laboriously, as if you were working out mental arithmetic. Just look at it, touch it, smell it, listen to it, turn yourself into it. When you do this, the words look after themselves, like magic.Ted Hughes, … Continue reading The Thing Is…