Poets, especially since the beginning of the twentieth century, have often sought increasingly new and radical ways of writing about the world. Modernists, Futurists, and postmodernists (among other schools and movements) have played around with language and form to create daringly original experimental works of poetry.
Anxiety can affect us in different ways, so it should come as little surprise that poets have represented, expressed, and depicted anxiety and anxious states in a myriad fashions. In the following pick of the best poems about suffering from anxiety, we find modernists using the dramatic monologue form to […]
In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle explores the meaning of a well-known expression Here’s a question for you: who first wrote the line, ‘good fences make good neighbours’? Although it was the American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963) who first used that particular wording, the sentiment, […]