‘Questions, questions, so many questions. “Why is Antigone a horse?” is one, but we’ll get to that.’ Chrissy Williams on poetry, comic books and Anne Carson’s Antigonick.
In the first in an irregular series of articles about forgotten figures from literature, Chrissy Williams charts the life of RA Caton, publisher of the Fortune Press.
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One evening during the recent snow falls in London, I decided to take the opportunity for a bit of shameless self-promotion and tweet out, verse by verse, one of the poems from my collection Napoleon’s Travelling Bookshelf. I’d never tweeted any of my poetry before and I was curious to see whether a band-waggoning hashtag [...]
This poem is short enough to quote in full (assuming the editors don’t mind). sleep had been singular so long that on waking next to him I felt like the submariner resurfacing amazed to find the world survived with so much air such tundra of sky With its spareness, the absence of punctuation and that [...]
Remember this? Aerial photographs of a previously uncontacted indigenous tribe in the Brazil Peru borderlands. John Clegg’s poem, ‘Tribe’, is – as far as I can guess – an extended, surrealist riff on these photos, in which he imagines what these remote people might be like; and how they might behave. They turn the lamb [...]