Reading Round Texts

This is where I will list all the texts from each Reading Round week, but after the group has read them.

I will also try, where possible, to post links to more information about the writer and if the text is available online, where it can be downloaded or read.

But I am also conscious of copyright issues. Writers cannot work for nothing. Book sales and public lending rights are sources of income.

Tuesday October 7, 2014

Short story: Doris Lessing, ‘Through the Tunnel’

Read it online: wlhs.wlwv.k12.or.us/cms/lib5/OR01001812/Centricity/Domain/1382/Through%20the%20Tunnel.pdf

About Doris Lessing:

dorislessing.org

doris-lessing-book-collection-zimbabwe-library

Another Doris Lessing story at The New Yorker: a-mild-attack-of-locusts

Poem: Adrienne Rich, ‘Diving into the Wreck’

Read it online:

poets.org/poetsorg/poem/diving-wreck

About Adrienne Rich:

poetryfoundation.org/bio/adrienne-rich

theguardian.com/books/2012/mar/30/adrienne-rich

More poems by Adrienne Rich:

thenation.com/article/167113/five-poems-adrienne-rich#

Tuesday October 14

Tea at the Midland by David Constantine

Read it online

http://fileserver.booktrust.org.uk/usr/library/documents/bbc-nssa-2010/tea_at_the_midland.pdf

About David Constantine

http://commapress.co.uk/authors/david-constantine/

The Sea is History by Derek Walcott

Read it online

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/sea-history

About Derek Walcott

The Art of Poetry, Derek Walcott interviewed by The Paris Review

http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/2719/the-art-of-poetry-no-37-derek-walcott

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/derek-walcott

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/may/09/poetry-derek-walcott-1948-2013-review

 Tuesday October 21

A Dream of Winter, Rosamond Lehmann

Read it online:

http://luccava.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/a-dream-of-winter-by-rosamond-lehmann 

Interview in the Paris Review

http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/2894/the-art-of-fiction-no-88-rosamond-lehmann

Review of her work by English PEN
http://www.englishpen.org/events/the-swan-in-the-evening-rosamond-lehmann/

The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop

Read it online: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/fish-2

About Elizabeth Bishop: Poets.Org: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/elizabeth-bishop

At the Poetry Foundation: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/elizabeth-bishop

Tuesday October 28

The Wireless Set by George Mackay Brown

This story isn’t available online. It comes from his collection of short stories: A Time to Keep. However, there is information available about Mackay Brown here:

Official website: http://www.georgemackaybrown.co.uk/siteindex.htm
Scottish Poetry Library: http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poets/george-mackay-brown
For a PDF of Orkney library’s George Mackay Brown Collection: http://www.orkneylibrary.org.uk/assets/GMB%20Collection%20D124.pdf

Heron by Michael Longley

Read it online here: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/heron

About Michael Longley: http://www.poetryarchive.org/poet/michael-longley
Interview: http://homeboundpublications.com/interview-with-michael-longley-preview-of-the-wayfarer/

Arts Council of Northern Ireland: http://www.artscouncil-ni.org/showcasing-the-arts/article/international/michael-longley-Poet

Tuesday 4 November 

Captive by Rose Tremain

Read it here: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/apr/15/captive-rose-tremain-short-story

About Rose Tremain: http://literature.britishcouncil.org/rose-tremain
A Guardian feature: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/02/rose-tremain-fear-teaching-not-being-able-to-write
Waterstones feature: http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/rose+tremain/the+american+lover/10369065/

The Emigrant Irish by Eavan Boland

The poem is from her collection The Journey (Carcanet).

Listen on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5HndRQB4nU

About Eavan Boland: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/eavan-boland

The Little Cello by Gillian Allnutt

The poem is not available online but you can read it in her collection Sojourner,(Bloodaxe Books): http://www.bloodaxebooks.com/personpage.asp?author=Gillian+Allnutt

About Gillian Allnutt: http://literature.britishcouncil.org/gillian-allnutt

Tuesday 11 November

Jesus Out to Sea by James Lee Burke: http://www.esquire.com/fiction/fiction/jesus-out-to-sea-james-lee-burke-0406

James Lee Burke official website: http://www.jamesleeburke.com

Interviewed on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GvaNnhqYkg

A couple waiting by Matthew Sweeney is from Selected Poems (Jonathan Cape, 2002)

Youtube interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzVAEg6lNxc

Bloodaxe Books author page: http://www.bloodaxebooks.com/personpage.asp?author=Matthew+Sweeney

Tuesday 18 November

Katherine Mansfield, The Doll’s House: http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-ManDove-t1-body1-d2.html

The Katherine Mansfield Society: http://www.katherinemansfieldsociety.org/short-stories-by-katherine-mansfield/

Her life in New Zealand: http://www.nzedge.com/katherine-mansfield/

Biography at the New Zealand Book Council: http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writers/mansfieldk.html

Vicki Feaver, Gorge, from The Book of Blood (Cape, 2006). The poem is not available online.

Link to her work here: http://www.vintage-books.co.uk/authors/275732/vicki-feaver/

Read one of the poems from the collection here: http://andotherpoems.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/vicki-feaver-2/

And new poems from her forthcoming collection on the same blog:

https://andotherpoems.wordpress.com/tag/vicki-feaver/

A film poem, The God of Sugar: https://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/The-God-of-Sugar-by-Vicki-Feaver-6398844/

Tuesday 25 November

Dylan Thomas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0701261h.html

Dylan Thomas website:  http://www.dylanthomas.com

Biography and poems at the Poetry Foundation: http://www.dylanthomas.com
Dylan Thomas 100 Centenary: http://www.dylanthomas.com
Thomas reading: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4-sgFw3Go

Seamus Heaney, North: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/seamus-heaney
Biography at Faber: http://www.faber.co.uk/author/seamus-heaney/
On The Art of Poetry at the Paris Review
http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/1217/the-art-of-poetry-no-75-seamus-heaney
Harvard magazine:
http://harvardmagazine.com/2006/11/seamus-heaney-digging-wi-html
Nobel Prize: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1995/
Guardian selection of videos of Heaney reading his work:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/30/seamus-heaney-poems-video-favourites

Tuesday 2 December 2014

I first read Carson McCullers’ short story, ‘A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud’, in The Pocket Book of American Short Stories Ed. Philip Van Doren Stern but it is available to download here:

http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/A_Tree.pdf 

The following two websites are dedicated to her work: http://carson-mccullers.com
http://www.mccullerscenter.org
And there is a YouTube documentary on her here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAkH1uUoY-s&feature=related

Pauline Stainer is a British poet whose work invites admiration and honours.

The poems of hers that we read – ‘The Fall’ and ‘Harbour, Room’ – are not available online. They come from Parable Island (Bloodaxe Books, 1999), available from the Bloodaxe website. This is a link to their Pauline Stainer page: http://www.bloodaxebooks.com/titlepage.asp?isbn=1852249544

She is featured on the Poetry Archive: http://www.poetryarchive.org/poet/pauline-stainer

and a poem from her most recent collection is in the Guardian here: http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2013/oct/14/poem-of-the-week-pauline-stainer

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Mohsin Hamid, Terminator: Attack of the Drone: mohsinhamid.com/stories.html

Interviews: mohsin-hamid-interview/
About: mohsin-hamid/

Asian Fortune News interview:asianfortunenews.com

Kei Miller,’ix. in which the cartographer travels lengths and breadths’: caribbean-beat.com/issue-125/on-this-island-things-fidget#axzz3LKDerf00

Carcanet Press: carcanetblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/spotlight-on-author-interview-with-kei.html

Kei Miller’s blog:  underthesaltireflag.com/about/

Other links: spaceswords.com/?page_id=1019

2015

Tuesday January 13 

Nadine Gordimer, ‘A Present for a Good Girl’, in Harper’s Magazine: harpers.org/archive

Nobel Prize: www.nobelprize.org

Guardian obituary: www.theguardian.com
In the Paris Review: The art of fiction: www.theparisreview.org/interviews
More stories in the New Yorker archive: www.newyorker.com
Her place in South African history: www.sahistory.org.za/people/nadine-gordimer

Edna St Vincent Millay, ‘The Fitting’: www.poetryfoundation.org

About her and her poetry at The Poetry Foundation: www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/edna-st-vincent-millay
More at the Academy of American Poets: http://www.poets.org
Read her poems online: www.everypoet.com/archive/poetry/Edna_St_Vincent_Millay

Tuesday January 20

James Joyce

The James Joyce Centre: http://jamesjoyce.ie
Read ‘Araby’: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2814/2814-h/2814-h.htm
Joyce at The Literature Network: http://www.online-literature.com/james_joyce/
University College Dublin James Joyce Research Centre: http://www.ucd.ie/joyceresearchcentre/aboutus/visitingscholars/
Zurich James Joyce Foundation: http://www.joycefoundation.ch/site/about-us/
Joyce’s Dublin: comprehensive links to other sources of information on James Joyce: http://www.joycesdublin.ie/?page_id=7
Chris Power discusses Joyce’s influence on short story writers: http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2011/mar/09/short-story-james-joyce

Ted Hughes

Read ‘Horses’: http://www.ouce.ox.ac.uk/~rwashing/research/twos/poems.html
Biography at Academy of American Poets: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/ted-hughes
Other poems by Ted Hughes: http://www.poemhunter.com/ted-hughes/poems/page-1/?a=a&l=1&y=
Recordings of Hughes poems at The Poetry Archive: http://www.poetryarchive.org/poet/ted-hughes
Hughes interviewed for The Art of Poetry in The Paris Review: http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/1669/the-art-of-poetry-no-71-ted-hughes
Jeanette Winterson discusses Hughes work: http://www.jeanettewinterson.com/poem/the-horses/

Tuesday January 27 2015

Annie Proulx

Interviewed for the Paris Review: http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/
Interviewed by The Independent: www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/brokeback-mountain-author-annie-proulx
Interview for New York Times: www.nytimes.com/books/99/05/23/specials/proulx-home.html
Biography: www.notablebiographies.com/Pe-Pu/Proulx-E-Annie.html

The Blood Bay online: www.newyorker.com/magazine/1998/12/28/the-blood-bay

Annie Proulx publisher page: http://authors.simonandschuster.co.uk/Annie-Proulx/8544

Susan Wicks

British Council Literature: http://literature.britishcouncil.org/susan-wicks
Shortlisted for The Griffin Poetry Prize 2010 for her translation of Valerie Rouzeau, Cold Spring in Winter: www.griffinpoetryprize.com/awards-and-poets/shortlists/2010
Bloodaxe Books page: www.bloodaxebooks.com/titlepage.asp?isbn=1852246367
where she reads Pistachios from House of Tongues (2011)
In conversation: www.arcpublications.co.uk/blog/in-conversation-with-susan-wicks–valerie-rouzeau-221
Read Pistachios: http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/susanwickspage.shtml
More poems by Susan Wicks: www.poetrypf.co.uk/susanwickspoems.shtml

Tuesday February 3 2015

Alan Paton

Alan Paton, ‘Ha’penny’ short story: http://www.cyc-net.org/cyc-online/cycol-0401-paton.html

From ‘Tales from a Troubled Land (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1961)

About Paton: South African hisotry online: www.sahistory.org.za/people/alan-stewart-paton
Alan Paton Centre paton.ukzn.ac.za/Collections/AlanStuartPaton.aspx

More on Paton and bibliography: http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/apaton.htm

Robert Duncan

Read Robert Duncan’s ‘My Mother Would be a Falconress’ (1968)
www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/my-mother-would-be-falconress

Copyright © 1968 by Robert Duncan from  Bending the Bow (New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1968)

About Duncan: The Poetry Foundation: www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/robert-duncan
More poems oinline and links to information about Duncan: epc.buffalo.edu/authors/duncan/
Reading of the poem ‘Often I am Permitted to Return to a Meadow’ on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXUaMlugnXU

 Tuesday February 10 2015

Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen Enclyclopaedia Brittanica: www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/154574/The-Death-of-the-Heart
Elizabeth Bowen discusses wrirting on BBC Archive: http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/writers/12246.shtml
Her biographer Victoria Glendenning writes about her in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/feb/07/elizabeth-bowen-charles-ritchie
The Demon Lover PDF: http://omero.humnet.unipi.it/2006/matdid/201/DemonLover.pdf
Folk song: http://mainlynorfolk.info/lloyd/songs/thedemonlover.html
Demon lover folklore: https://fairweatherlewis.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/the-demon-lover/

Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan at the Poetry Foundation: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/kay-ryan

Interview with Kay Ryan: http://www.drunkenboat.com/db11/04kay/kay/interview.php

The art of poetry: http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/5889/the-art-of-poetry-no-94-kay-ryan
The Edges of Time in Grey Sparrow Journal: http://greysparrowpress.sharepoint.com/Pages/FALL2011PoetryKayRyan.aspx
Read the poem, Album: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/245816

Tuesday February 17

James Thurber

Read The Secret life of Walter Mitty in the New Yorker:
newyorker.com/magazine/1939/03/18/the-secret-life-of-walter-mitty-2
Or download a PDF from the Library of America: oa.org/images/pdf/Thurber_Walter_Mitty.pdf

About James Thurber: http://thurberhouse.org/james-thurber.html
About Walter Mitty The Guardian: theguardian.com/media/2003/aug/05/iraqdossier.hutton
More on the story’s lasting influence in Esquire magazine: esquire.com/news-politics/a23709/real-secret-life-walter-mitty/
The science of daydreaming: scientificamerican.com/article/living-in-an-imaginary-world/
thurber 1894 – 1961 editor on new yorker, cartoonist, and writer.

Mark Doty

Read Apparition (A favourite poem) online: apoemaday.tumblr.com/post/7498543564/apparition-favorite-poem

Doty’s website: http://www.markdoty.org

Background to the writing of the poem, by the poet: markdoty.blogspot.co.uk/2008/12/ozymandias-on-bissonet.html
Mark Doty on writing: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/contributor/mark-doty
Interview in the Kenyon Review: www.kenyonreview.org/2012/12/mark-doty-interview/

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Read Ozymandias: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/guide/238972#poem

Shelley at Biography.com: biography.com/people/percy-bysshe-shelley-9481527
Shelley on BBC history: www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/shelley_percy_bysshe.shtml

More biographical background: http://www.online-literature.com/shelley_percy/
Analysis of Ozymandias online: www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/guide/238972
British Library analysis: www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/an-introduction-to-ozymandias

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie story: theguardian.com/profile/chimamandangoziadichie

About Adichie: http://www.l3.ulg.ac.be/adichie/

Her official website: http://chimamanda.com

The Guardian: theguardian.com/profile/chimamandangoziadichie
TED talk: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc

Essay on fashion: www.elle.com/fashion/personal-style/a12670/personal-essay-on-style-by-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie/

Julia Copus‘ poem is not available online, but from her collection In Defence of Adultery (Bloodaxe Books).

Some of her work is on the Poetry Archive: www.poetryarchive.org/poet/julia-copus

Also at Poetry International: www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poet/item/14917

Biography at the Faber website: www.faber.co.uk/author/julia-copus/

At the Bloodaxe website: www.bloodaxebooks.com/personpage.asp?author=Julia+Copus

A review of The World’s Two Smallest Humans: www.theguardian.com/books/2012/aug/12/julia-copus-smallest-humans-review

On Youtube at the TS Eliot awards: www.youtube.com/watch?v=68WWRi3ndoA

Tuesday March 4

Read Geoffrey Dutton, The Wedge Tailed Eagle: Pub/Reporter-1968apr04-00034

Biography: http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/dutton-geoffrey
Obituary: obituary-geoffrey-dutton-1200357.html

Penguin Books: geoffrey-dutton
Encyclopaedia Brittanica entry: Geoffrey-Piers-Henry-Dutton
Dutton reviews Peter Carey: illywhacker/reviews/geoffrey-dutton/

Robert Lowell reads Skunk Hour: youtube.com/watch?v=hSlcc2b02yc

Skunk Hour online: robert-lowell
Biography at Poetry Foundation: robert-lowell
The Art of Poetry in The Paris Review: the-art-of-poetry-no-3-robert-lowell
Colm Toibin on Lowell and Elziabeth Bishop: follow-the-leader
Background to Skunk Hour: skunk-hour/
About Lowell: flashbks/robertlowell.htm
About Life Studies: byrneessaylowell.html
Lowell reads his work: rare-recording-robert-lowell-reads-his-poetry

Tuesday March 10

Jackie Kay 

Read What Ever: what-ever-a-short-story-jackie-kay

Kay’s biography and poems:  poets/jackie-kay

Guardian profile: profile/jackiekay
Telegraph interview: Jackie-Kay-Interview.html
Review: reality-reality-jackie-kay-review
Interviewed on Open Book: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01hdyq2
Interviewed for the Sunday Times: ackie-kay-sunday-times/
Bloodaxe books author page: bloodaxebooks.com/personpage.asp?author=Jackie+Kay
Film talking about Red Dust Road: http://5x15stories.com/presenter/jackie-kay/

Mimi Khalvati

Read Ghazal:To Hold Me from The Meanest Flower (Carcanet 2007)
http://www.mptmagazine.com/poem/ghazal-to-hold-me-369/

On Poetry Archive: www.poetryarchive.org/poet/mimi-khalvati

Carcanet Press: www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?owner_id=377
Interview: www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/scribe?showdoc=11;doctype=interview

More poems on Peony Moon: peonymoon.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/mimi-khalvati-five-poems/

On the Ghazal: http://www.bl.uk/learning/timeline/item132932.html

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Margaret Atwood

‘Act now to save our birds’ by Margaret Atwood: margaret-atwood-birds-review

Atwood’s environmentalism: bullfrogpower.com/powered/atwoodgibson.cfm

Her most recent collection of short stories is Stone Mattress: nine-tales-review-layers-of-experience

Her own website is comprehensive: http://margaretatwood.ca

Atwood at the Brighton Festival: margaret_atwood_and_graeme_gibson/

Wallace Stevens

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird: poetryfoundation.org/poem/174503

There is a Wallace stevens society: wallacestevens.com/index.html
and a journal: wallace_stevens_journal/

Academy of American Poets biog: wallace-stevens

A poem about writing: of-modern-poetry.html

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Referential by Lorrie Moore published in the Telegraph: Referential.html

Symbols and Signs by Vladimir Nabokov in the New Yorker: symbols-and-signs

Two interviews with Moore:

the-art-of-fiction-no-167-lorrie-moore
Lorrie-Moore-interview.html

Birdcall by Alicia Ostriker published by the Academy of American Poets: birdcall

About Ostriker:poetryfoundation.org/bio/alicia-ostriker
Biography on the Jewish women’s archive: ostriker-alicia-suskin
More poems: two-poems-by-alicia-ostriker-2/

Tuesday April 21

John Wain

A message from the Pig Man is in Short Stories of Our Time ed Douglas Barnes and you can read it on Google Books.

Biography and background http://johnwain.com/wordpress/

Remarks on the short story: http://jsse.revues.org/318
Obiturary: http://www.nytimes.com/1994/05/26/obituaries/john-wain

Hugo Williams

Blank Pages is not available online but you can read it in the collection Billy’s Rain, Faber & Faber, 1999

Interview: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/authorinterviews/10768611/Hugo-Williams-

On the Poetry Archive: http://www.poetryarchive.org/poet/hugo-williams
Another intevciew: http://literateur.com/auto-autobiographical
On Youtube and Titian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTQyB_PnU6E

Tuesday April 28

Flannery O’Connor, Living With a Peacock: living-with-a-peacock-by-flannery-oconnor-september-1961/

Joyce Carol Oates on Flannery O’Connor’s work: flanneryoconnor/

A range of links to O’Connor’s work: flanneryoconnor.org/links.html

Emily Dickinson, Hope is the thing with feathers: poetryfoundation.org/poem/171619

Emily Dickinson Museum: https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org

Biography at the Academy of American Poets: poetsorg/poet/emily-dickinson

Alison Brackenbury, Lapwings: poem_month_lapwings_39546

Carcanet Press page: carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?owner_id=72

Brackenbury’s own website: http://www.alisonbrackenbury.co.uk

Tuesday May 5

Donald Barthelme, The School: readings/stories/bart.html

Interviewed by The Paris Review: the-art-of-fiction-no-66-donald-barthelme

His reading list: barthelme_syllabus

John Ashbery, For John Clare: poem/john-clare

Biography of Ashbery: poetryfoundation.org/bio/john-ashbery

Readings by John Ashbery:  john-ashbery-is-81-today.html

John Clare, House or Window Flies: poetsorg/poem/house-or-window-flies

About Clare: newyorker.com/magazine/2003/10/27/the-natural-5

Clare’s cottage: http://www.clarecottage.org

Tuesday May 12 

Tania Hershman The Special Advisor (link from her website): my-writing/to-read/

The White Road and other stories: thewhiteroad.htm

An interview: tania-hershman/1123.html

Another interview: arceditorial.co.uk/new-page-3/

Marilyn Hacker‘s Essay on Departure comes from the collection, Desesperanto, Poems 1999-2002: wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?ID=7737

Poet Gregory Woods on Hacker: marilyn-hacker.html

In Conversation: http://www.wolfmagazine.co.uk/25int.php

Other links: http://wordswithoutborders.org/contributor/marilyn-hacker
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/marilyn-hacker
Poem online: http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2010/may/10/poem-week-braid-of-garlic
Another interview with hacker: prose/essay_krysl.php

Tuesday May 19

Read Martina Evans essay, Sweating in the Paddock: a-poet-s-mortifying-experience

There is a link to the poem ‘The Mystery of Shoes’ on Martina’s own website: http://www.martinaevans.com/links/

Martina reads Petrol on Youtube: http://www.martinaevans.com/links/
Poetry International page: Martina-Evans

The poem, ‘Low Key’ is in Burnfort Las Vegas, available from poetry publisher Anvil: anvilpresspoetry.com/authors.asp?id=99

On writing: oh-poetry-i-thought-it-was-a-book-

Tuesday May 26 

Hector Munro – Saki

Read The Lumber Room: www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/LumRoo.shtml

Prof Tim Connell on Saki:  in-commemoration-of-hector-munro-saki
Brief biog: www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/518725/Saki
Other links: www.online-literature.com/hh-munro/

edwardianculture.com/2014/09/05/review-reading-saki/

footenotes.net/Pages/Butterfly.htm

Frank O’Hara

Read Ave Maria: www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171382
A comprehensive essay on his work: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/frank-ohara
Academy of American Poets: http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/frank-ohara
His obituary and more on the New York School: oharas-ny-times-obituary/

John McCullough’s tribute to Frank O’Hara, Reading Frank O’Hara on the Brighton Express: theguardian.com/books/2005/jun/24/poetry.features4

Tuesday June 2

Kamila Shamsie Our Dead, Your Dead
Author page: Bloomsbury
Interview: A-writers-life-Kamila-Shamsie
Review of A God in Every Stone: www.independent.co.uk
Moniza Alvi
The Camp is not available online but At The Time of Partition is published by Bloodaxe Books
About At The Time of Partition
Poet Carrie Etter’s blog on Alvi’s work
At the Time of Partition on Vimeo: Alvi reads from her work at the Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts
Dawn review of At The Time of Partition
Part 2 of At the Time of Partition in The London Magazine
Moniza Alvi official website
Alvi on Poetry International
Read Alvi’s poem, The Sari

Tuesday June 9

Martina Evans visit to the group. Links to her work are on her website: Martina Evans

Tuesday June 16

James Joyce: Eveline

The James Joyce Centre

Joyce’s grandson interviewed by the New Yorker

W B Yeats The Circus Animals Desertion

About Yeats at the Nobel Prize website

Why Yeats is still relevant and a reading of The Cloths of Heaven

Yeats reads his own poems on Youtube

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