Peatlands have always had a place in art, writing and poetry. In times of global warming these cultural reflections can help open up debate about the biodiversity and climate crisis.
Many established poets published lockdown poems offering their perspective on the power of poetry to make sense of the pandemic.
Before Swifties or the Beyhive, there were Byromaniacs – fans of the poet Lord Byron.
Here, possibly four centuries before women are given a significant voice in heroic poetry in Germany and Scandinavia, a queen speaks out in an English version of a Gothic story.
A photo beamed via a satellite from a smartphone is never the same as the description of a place the lover must try hard to imagine.
The famous biblical book alludes to God only once. Historically, though, most interpreters have argued the poem’s about love between the divine and his people.
February 11 marks 60 years since Sylvia Plath’s death. Plath remains one of the great poets of depression, but also wrote on motherhood.
Sylvia Plath left behind a complicated legacy. Contemporary writers influenced by her work must juggle inspiration with some problematic imagery – as a poetry expert explains.
The concept of a national poet laureate has a long history. The establishment of an official Australian position represents an unmissable opportunity.
The detailed ledger will help historians reconstruct the poet’s beloved farm as it was when he and his family first lived in it.
The idea that human activity threatens nature, and that it is important to protect wild places, dates back to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.
‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ is now a treasured Christmas classic, but it didn’t start life that way – not in the UK, at least.
As opponents of the Whitehaven Colliery protest, an expert on the cultural history of British landscapes revisits an 18th-century poem that reminds us of the town’s industrious spirit.
Using poetry to explore climate change can empower and inspire people to act and make a difference.
Following the life of young Joseph Coppock, Treacle Walker is about making sense of the world around us.
Antigone Kefala’s brilliant fiction, memoir and poetry is written in a new revived English.
Swift, like all writers, draws from her literary forebears to craft new works.
French has historically been a language of human rights. That’s why the Québec government should promote it as a tool of a human rights-based civic education, not force it on newcomers.
Because Dylan draws from songs from the past, he has been accused of plagiarism. But this view has been colored by a distorted understanding of the creative process.
The public image of Gwen Harwood as a suburban housewife is belied by the raw sensuality of her erotic poetry. And in her personal life, she claimed her right to move – and love – where she would.