Category Archives: Verse

Rupert Brooke, competitor

I’ve just been alerted by Bill Greenwell to his new blog, about the history of the New Statesman competitions (of which he has been the monarch for several decades). It’s very much a work in progress, and so far he hasn’t got much beyond some general thoughts and accounts of the earliest comps. It’ll be […]

From Acetone to Israel

And now for something rather different. Geoff Lander, a chemist-turned-versifier, sends me his latest. It’s a story that I didn’t know, so I thought I’d share it here. From Acetone to Israel The sickly smell of acetone, (to pundits di-methyl ketone) is found in late stage diabetes, where the link distinctly sweet is. Count among […]

New Blog on the Block

I’m delighted to welcome a new blog, the clearly-named War Poetry, subtitled “Essays, Reviews, Links, Opinions:This is the One-Stop Shop for all your War Poetry Needs.” It’s run by Tim Kendall, author of the excellent Modern English War Poetry (soon to be out in paperback) and editor of the huge Oxford Handbook of British and […]