Confession

My sole experience of Indian poetry is a collection of short work by ‘medieval’ Hindhu saints and seekers I read some twenty years back. I know Tagore won a Nobel, but that’s it. Here’s some links to him, and a couple of others chosen more or less randomly. Can anybody out there help? http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/country/cou_info_item/2680/27/Links-India http://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/tribute_to_sachin_tendulkar_759849More Confession

Wallace Stevens

Clive James reckons he’s ‘suspect’. https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/disillusionment-ten-oclock http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174503 https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/surface-things http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/172209 http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/s_z/stevens/bio.htm This is by far his most anthologised piece. It’s nothing like his best, but hearing a poet do his stuff can be enlightening.

Punk Poetry

Punk was something other people did. I was listening to German electronics.I didn’t need beer and speed. I was pissed every day and every Saturday I WAS speed: an angry young man given a brand new cricket ball and a licence to split heads. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/bbc-radio-4-puts-punk-poetry-in-comedy-schedule-with-new-shows-from-john-cooper-clarke-and-alexei-a6875251.html https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/got-punked-rebellious-verse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_literature#Poetry