Category Archives: Poems

Anthony Thwaite reading from “Going Out” at his Enitharmon Press launch: does this video prove him to be our greatest living poet?

It was a magnificent evening! Anthony Thwaite was on top form reading from his new collection “Going Out” and some poems from his wonderful back catalogue. The great and the good were truly there: there were some very famous novelists, … Continue reading

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

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Anthony Thwaite’s poem ‘Education’ — how fear dominates schools

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“Great Foreign Writer Visits Age-Old Temple” — Thwaite’s hilarious “found” poem about William Faulkner visiting a Japanese abbess…

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Passing on: Grandads speaking to grandsons across the centuries

Passing On Simon, my grandfather, born in ’72, Told me the tale of how, as a young boy He stood in Bradford City Hall and saw The high-winged collar Gladstone wore wilt low. The great man spoke for hours. The … Continue reading

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