Clive James for Oxford Professor of Poetry? 2a

In a recent posting, in which I discussed Clive James’s qualifications for the Oxford professor of poetry, I remarked that “if anybody has any doubt about  just how well James talks about poetry, then they should be  be on the lookout for the July issue of Poetry in which he discusses,  among other  topics, James Merrill,  free versus formal verse,  some of the things make poems last, and the work of the late Michael Donaghy, …”

This July issue of Poetry is now available from all good bookshops, and, if you can’t wait for the print version of James’s essay, The Necessary Minimum, the online version can be accessed from here.


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