Derwent May

Email Etiquette

Emails are a sphere of communication which is crying out for the imposition of regular form

Still Alive, Last Time We Heard

Two poets on the pleasure of memory

Last post of a post-war poet

Although at times the tone can seem ill-judged, Jon Stallworthy's poems are full of sincere thought about war

A poet casts a prosaic die

John Fuller's new volume of prose poems are grimmer and harder to read than his previous works

Getting On

John Betjeman was a poet who knew how to work society

Digital Civilisation?

Two summer exhibitions present differing visions of civilisation

War, Poets, and the Poetry of War

Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon should be remembered as soldiers who were brave enough to show us what war was really like 

A Visit From the Ofpoe Inspector

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

Tate Hangs Back

The Tate's chronological 'hang' of its pictures has ruffled some feathers but it means art lovers can now fly on their own wings

Airtime To Fill

Twenty-four-hour news coverage should have ushered in a new age of investigative, in-depth journalism. Instead, it’s banal, repetitive and slack

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"