Wallace Stevens described poetry as,
“Words that in the ear
in the delicatest ear of the mind, repeat,
Exactly that which it wants to hear.”
Poetry is not simply a well chosen collection of words. It takes risks, excites and disturbs whilst prompting recognition of the sensation it describes. Our poetry students have created a collection that shows technical discipline and attention to language in poems that resonate long after they have been laid aside.
Emily Bludworth Galveston Island, Crystal Beach; Mute Swan at Richmond; Of the World; Self-Portrait
Beth Boland For you
Kendal Chalk From a series called 'Proust, remembering...'
Sidney Fagan The Wall; The Parting; Time Waster; Riggoletto; Amnesia; The Rebuff
Alison Michell Contact; On Parade; Leftovers; Strings
Daniel Payet City Lights
Jack Underwood Softball; Toad; Disturbances; Wakefield Waiting; Qualifier; Weasel