Tag Archives: poetry

‘I’m not a gay writer, I’m a monster’: did James Purdy foresee Trump’s America?

At first he was feted. But then his novel about a handsome, Yale-educated serial rapist made him an outcast. Ten years after his death, has the scabrous authors time finally come? On 6 August 2015, the American author and playwright Cabot Wright Begins. A scabrous satire about three of New Yorks sacred cows publishing, politics Read more »

The limits of reason: Philip Pullman on why we believe in magic

The world of magic defies rational explanation, but beware dismissing it as nonsense. Like religious experience and poetry, it is a crucial aspect of being human, writes the Dark Materials author A new exhibition at the Rationalist Association as a supporter, and at the same time I think this exhibition is full of illuminating things, Read more »

HOPE(POETRY)!!!

      <h1> Hope <h1> A word of infatuation for a generation. Yet it is a word we feel more than we say. A word to relinquish our devastation. A word we dare not utter today. Not just a word but a feeling as well. A feeling to strive for determination. A feeling to Read more »