It’s a sort of spectrum. At one end – the safe end – there’s persona (Robert Browning – ‘My Last Duchess’).
Perhaps you do it differently. I can’t know. I only know what I do.
Easy. Here’s a festival I made earlier.
That was the question I couldn’t answer.
I was in Galway last week launching Tom Duddy’s ‘The Years’. But the author wasn't there.
Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'ersways their power, How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower?