When it comes to how to live a meaningful life, the late left-wing poet Stephen Spender and Jordan Peterson exhibit a surprising amount in common

Robert Thicknesse on how the idea that foreign poetry was better than local soon became established dogma

Ageing controversialist

ASH Smyth gives a poetically bad speech at the Galle Literary Festival for the Caledonian Society of Sri Lanka

Poetry has been put through the academic wringer and obfuscated by jargon

A new anthology displays Shakespeare’s engagement with the sonnet form across his career, but at a high cost

The legacy of a left behind war poet

The news is bad, but on Del Rey’s watch the poetry is sometimes pretty good, and getting better

Christopher Pincher discovers a family wine business in the south east of Sancerre

Daniel Johnson says that Clive James’s enduring legacy is his verse