Featuring Bernard O'Donoghue, Frank Cottrell Boyce, A.B. Yehoshua, Richard Searby
Passages chosen by Angela Macmillan to read aloud to yourself and others, in anticipation of the next volume of her anthology A Little (More) Aloud
3 new poems by Bernard O’Donoghue
Frank Cottrell Boyce on reading aloud to children
An interview with Israeli novelist A. B. Yehoshua talking about his latest work The Picture, being influenced by Schmuel Yosef Agnon and living in and writing about conflict
A passionate essay from Richard Searby arguing that assessment methods in schools threaten to drive the best young minds away from literary study
‘A poem is a machine for remembering itself’ Don Paterson
In this essay, ‘Poem and Machine’, John Redmond remarks on the news that Sony Playstation Europe planned to collaborate with the School of English at the University of Liverpool. He explores the relationship between literature and computers, poets and scientists and argues that similarities do exist and that they almost depend upon each other for human satisfaction.
Bit at the Bottom:
The Old Poem
‘Of a Contented Mind’, Thomas, Lord Vaux
When all is done and said, in the end thus shall you find,
He most of all doth bathe in bliss that hath a quiet mind;
And, clear from worldly cares, to deem can be content
The sweetest time in all his life in thinking to be spent.
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