‘Good nature poetry is about looking, but it’s also about having the right vocabulary, which most of us townies are losing. It’s worth reading a few poets who really know about trees and flowers.’
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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.
Poets have always looked inward. They have always been fascinated by transformation. Few, however, have considered how the act of writing poetry itself might change them. The poet John Greening looks within, and behind, and finds himself changed.