This week, we are beginning a new category of posts, featuring some of our favourite poets and poems. We will add to the series randomly, as we discover or remember poems we wish to include. Sometimes, we will share a few interesting facts about the poet, but if the poet is still widely read today, we will skip the fact-sharing and simply post the poem on its own.
The choices we make will be based purely on our belief in the aesthetic value of the poetry itself, rather than on any social, political, or other “extra-poetic” (as Harold Bloom would say) factors.
We hope you enjoy the poems as much as we do.