After the sad passing of one of poetry's true behemoths this weekend, Tim Smyth recalls a life spent in the warm and formidable shadow of Seamus Heaney, possessed with a desire above all else to "chase the man".
Giacomo Leopardi was the greatest Italian poet of the nineteenth century and was recognized by readers from Nietzsche to Beckett as one of the towering literary figures in Italian history. To many, he is the finest Italian poet after Dante.
Deep in limestone country, at the corner of Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, lies the village of Coleshill.
This haunting new collection from Fiona Sampson is a portrait of place, both real and imaginary; a dreamscape with its roots deep in
Now superseded by blogs, their virtual cousin, commonplace books are so rarely kept these days, let alone published, that it is easy to forget how ubiquitous they once were. As sought-after as Bibles from the Renaissance to the 18th century, they were sti
Coleshill is an ancient settlement on the Wiltshire-Oxfordshire border, of which William Cobbett wrote in his Rural Rides: "I saw … at Coleshill the most complete farm-yard that I ever saw, and that I believe there is in all England, many and complete a
For the second year running, Newcastle's lively Northern Stage has taken up residence at St Stephen's to present a mini-festival of work bubbling with invention, all from artists in the north of England. Quite the jolliest part is this late-night offering