National Poetry Day - Franzen - Robin Robertson

This Thursday is National Poetry Day. There are going to be events at Southbank House, details should be here. Both Daljit Nagra and Simon Armitage will be there, well worth a visit.

I am still reading Jonathan Franzen's Freedom - it's good, it's very good, but it's not great, as many critics insist. There has also been a recall of the book in the UK due to a few typos, but I haven't noticed and so am not taking mine back only for it to be pulped!

I also bought a copy of Robin Robertson's The Wrecking Light. It's beautiful. One of the poems that captivated me was 'At Roane Head', which was also published in the London Review Books, and so can be read here.

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