All items: Alice Oswald

At the back are all the books I'm embarrassed to have read; the trashy romances, chick lit, badly written thrillers, comfort reading for a tired brain.
Should poetry be about something — other than itself? asks John Greening, considering some famous examples of works that have defied this question, as well as others which have dared to be topical, even at the risk of becoming irrelevant over time.

Hilary Davies speaks with Julia Copus about the long poem's role in the literary landscape, and discusses her own long poem 'Imperium'.