What are our poets writing about? [UK]
So what preoccupies the nation's poets - aside from obtaining the university posts teaching creative writing that now sustain many of them? The Forward prize was explicitly set up for writers who reach out to a "general readership" [...]
Discussed: Kathleen Jamie, Alice Oswald, Alan Jenkins, John Burnside, John Stammers, David Harsent, Nick Laird, Carol Ann Duffy, JH Prynne, Paul Muldoon, Geoffrey Hill.