Articles By Derwent May
 
September 2015
Emails are a sphere of communication which is crying out for the imposition of regular form
 
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May 2015
Two poets on the pleasure of memory
 
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January/February 2015
Although at times the tone can seem ill-judged, Jon Stallworthy's poems are full of sincere thought about war
 
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November 2014
John Fuller's new volume of prose poems are grimmer and harder to read than his previous works
 
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October 2014
John Betjeman was a poet who knew how to work society
 
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September 2014
Two summer exhibitions present differing visions of civilisation
 
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April 2014
Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon should be remembered as soldiers who were brave enough to show us what war was really like 
 
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December 2013

Craig Raine's collected essays, More Dynamite, is a collection that blows holes in fellow poets' work, and ends leaving the poetry landscape very battered and bleak

 
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September 2013
The Tate's chronological 'hang' of its pictures has ruffled some feathers but it means art lovers can now fly on their own wings
 
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July/August 2013
Twenty-four-hour news coverage should have ushered in a new age of investigative, in-depth journalism. Instead, it’s banal, repetitive and slack
 
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June 2013
I taught English in Poland in the 1960s and can safely say there were virtually no Communists in the country
 
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October 2012
In Literary Names, Alastair Fowler describes the surprising ways authors have christened their characters
 
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May 2012
Clive James's new collection of poetry looks at his past but is far from mournful nostalgia; it celebrates his eventful life
 
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May 2010

We live in a euphemistic commercial age where "plain" chocolate just simply will not do

 
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January 2009

The Polish poet Zbigniew Herbert, whose collected work is now available in English for the first time, crystallised the ravages of invasion and communist rule in his quest to tell the truth about pain

 
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About Derwent May

Derwent May was literary editor of The Listener and the Sunday Telegraph. His latest books are Wondering About Many Women (Greenwich Exchange), a volume of poetry, and Life on the Wing: A Bird Chronicle from the Pages of the Times (Robson Press). 

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