Category Archives: American poetry

Wallace Stevens: the gift that lasts for life

Tom Deveson on a lifelong addiction to a remarkable poet… In 1964 I was sixteen. Sitting in the school library, preparing to write an essay on Calvinism, my eye was drawn to the Oxford Book of American Verse. In its … Continue reading

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WALLACE STEVENS – A SELF IN THE ROCK

Poet Alan Price explores the genius of Wallace Stevens, ahead of our event on 17th November… Wallace Stevens is often regarded as notoriously ‘difficult’.Yet Stevens’ ‘difficulties’ are all part of the challenge and appeal of this great poet. He is … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice Drop-In Delights

We had a really jolly evening Tues 6th at the Poet in the City monthly poetry Drop-In, which was hosted again by John Mole, Poet in the City’s beloved Poet in Residence. There was ice in the air outside, for … Continue reading

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John Berryman: An American Dream Song

Henry, edged, decidedly, made up stories Henry the protagonist of the Dream Songs and his alter-ego Mr Bones (a minstrel Henry) occupy pages of a non-linear, disjointed poetry that portrays the life, fears and insecurities of its creator. John Berryman … Continue reading

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Good Poetry Events Make Good Results

A review of Poet in the City’s Robert Frost event by volunteer Jamie Field. It started with a mending of a wall and ended in a satisfying completion of it. The wall metaphorically being the poetry of Robert Frost that … Continue reading

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Robert Frost: An American Memory

Poet in the City volunteer Jamie Field provides a personal perspective of Robert Frost Robert Frost once remarked to a friend that he wanted to write a poem that would be remembered for years. Not only has he succeeded in … Continue reading

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The Americans are coming!

During November two extra-special events will be hosted by PinC in celebration of the American idiom. Yes, finally! Event Manager KATE LEWIN gives us a taste below of what to expect and has promised to follow this up with some … Continue reading

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