In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle introduces his own venture into the world of poetry At the beginning of 2020 I had little faith in this Government, but it turns out I was stupidly optimistic. Johnson (‘agent of chaos’, as I like to call him, […]
Tag: Contemporary Poetry
Selected by Dr Oliver Tearle Poetry continues to be an important force in the world in the twenty-first century, and is arguably reaching, and being enjoyed by, more readers than ever before, as the rise of Instagram poetry and prominent YouTubers demonstrates.
Dr Oliver Tearle analyses a fine poem about masculinity, nature, and much else The contemporary British poet Simon Armitage allowed his poem ‘Chainsaw versus the Pampas Grass’ to be published online on the Oxford Today site, so we hope he wouldn’t mind our offering a few words about this poem, by […]
By Luna Gradinšćak One young Serbian artist, Nadija Rebronja, tries to put 21st-century reality into a poetic form, in her Flamenco utopia. Born in 1982, she writes about contemporary life by listening to others in her presence. Whether it is a friend, acquaintance or just some noises on the street, she […]