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Poem of the Fortnight: Horse-Feathers

3 February 2016

Poem of the Fortnight: Horse-Feathers This time we take a look at a poem in the Digital Miscellanies Index that deals with death— surely one of the most common themes of literature—...

Poem of the Fortnight: Blackness and Beauty

5 January 2016

Poem of the Fortnight: Blackness and Beauty In consequence of a prolonged bout of flu that lifted only to make way for a severe attack of Christmas fever, I haven’t been able...

Poem of the Fortnight: Pandering to Pindar

10 November 2015

This week we pause in our discussion of individual poems to examine, more broadly, a type of poem: the pindaric. The re-emergence of the pindaric in the seventeenth century and the...

Poem of the Fortnight: Doggerel Fights

26 October 2015

Poem of the Fortnight: Doggerel Fights This week— trouble on Mount Helicon! In another poem unearthed during data entry for A collection of miscellany poems, the poet Thomas...