Tag: English Literature


The Best Poems about Beginnings

Poems often offer a sense of hope in dark times, and poets down the ages have written wisely and movingly about the need to make a fresh start. Below, we introduce some of our favourite poems about beginnings and new starts – taking in the very beginnings of the universe, […]

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A Spider in the Bath: The Poetry of Roy Fuller

In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle salutes a fine twentieth-century poet At Loughborough University where I have my day job, I teach a final-year undergraduate module on twentieth-century poetry. The 12-week semester allows for some marginal non-canonical figures such as the radically daring Hope Mirrlees, […]