Taylor Swift is idealising the grim realities of the lives of poets

The wisdom of someone who has lived a little is at the heart of the verse of the ancient poet who was adopted as the mascot of the Enlightenment

Here is to the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

The work of the great modernist poet remains as relevant as it has ever been

John Milton’s Paradise Lost is the greatest poem in the English language, yet it seems to be fading slowly from public view. Who could write a new national epic?

Recalling a thrilling collaboration between the poet and a group of oddball musicians

Minds, like libraries, should be well-stocked

The great man’s peerless poetry is not the “soppy stuff” of cheap romanticism, but a harsh, unsparing — and often beautiful — look at the world

The playwright will not be remembered for his poetry