Foreword: an urgent poem about poetic style

Foreword: an urgent poem about poetic style
How To Be Old

 
 
00:00 / 6 mins 6 secs
 
1X
 

Find out why poets choose a particular poetic style, fancy or plain. And why the lines of a poem don’t reach the margins, and why it’s OK for your mind to wander while you’re reading poetry, and what’s the point of poetry anyway.

Each episode in Season 3 is just a single poem, with a few thoughts about that poem — like the background, why I wrote it, what I think it means, and so forth.

Maybe you’ll get some ideas about your own poetic style. Or ideas about your own life. Up to you!

Book cover: HOW TO BE OLD poems Rachel McAlpine

In press with The Cuba Press for June 2020

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to toolbar