Category Archives: Poetry

Ezra Pound

EzraPound

English Heritage blue plaque commemorating Ezra Pound, Kensington Church Walk, London W8

Tucked away somewhere in, around, or beside the grounds of St Mary Abbots Church just off High Street Kensington is a thin and windy road called Kensington Church Walk. In an offshoot of this road, presumably still a part of Kensington Church Walk, is a house with a shiny English Heritage plaque bearing the name of Ezra Pound.

I know very little about Pound’s poetry, and was not especially drawn to him once I learned he had been a supporter of Sir Oswald Mosley, Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler. However he did help TS Eliot get The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock published, and later edited and reshaped Eliot’s The Waste Land. Continue reading

Serendipity and the Green Knight

Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Late 14th century

Stumbled across this extract from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight read by Kaiti Soultana, winner of the 2013 Poetry By Heart Competition:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/p06m90rt

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