Monthly Archives: August 2013

Anthony Thwaite’s ‘Kanji’ — a poem about learning, language, children and Japanese culture

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‘Old South’ — Thwaite’s poem about memory, passing on & the Civil war drummer boy…

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Anthony Thwaite’s poem ‘Arabic Script’ — the majesty, power and terror of language

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Anthony Thwaite discusses his longer sequences of poems on Libya, Japan, Victorian England and St Augustine

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For Louis Macneice — Thwaite’s moving tribute to his colleague at the BBC, one of our greatest poets

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‘Girdle Round the Earth’ — Thwaite’s funny, politically incorrect satire on Shakespeare

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Prologue to an unfinished, posthumous poem — a grumpy old man poem to end all grumpy old men poems!!

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“At Marychurch” — Thwaite’s brilliant poem in the voice of Christian fundamentalist Victorian geologist

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At High Table — Thwaite’s comic poem in the voice of a pedantic 19th century Oxford don

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The reticulations of the caterpillar — Thwaite’s great poem of wonder in the style of St Augustine

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