Daniel Hitchens

Outsider values

"The dispute over Parkfield’s “No Outsiders” scheme shows that some people are eager for the state to take over"

Both Ancient and Avant-Garde

A new expanded edition of E.E. Cummings's Collected Poems demonstrates that, despites his brief sojourns in the avant-garde, the poet always found his way to a profound simplicity

High Priest of Poetry

Taller When Prone by Les Murray

Big Cyril’s Secrets

The late Sir Cyril Smith is solid proof that fat men are not always harmless men

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"