On Robert Nye

Robert Nye died last week. He was a poet. 

Continue reading
Recent Comments
grahaeme barrasford young
Thanks Nell, the Guardian hasn't done an Obit, so I missed this news - presumably two well-known poets dying in ten days was too m... Read More
Sunday, 10 July 2016 10:25
Mark Jacobs
Coming in late on this having just found it. I feel the need to point out that Robert's love was for Laura Riding, not Robert Grav... Read More
Friday, 01 April 2022 13:59
Helena Nelson
Thank you Mark. I discussed both poets at length with Robert, that is to say both Laura and Robert. And I know Robert visited Laur... Read More
Friday, 01 April 2022 14:25
  5565 Hits


I think of them as dragon-flies, some of the fastest flying insects in the world.b2ap3_thumbnail_A_verticalis.jpg

Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — Rosemary Badcoe
It's an interesting exercise, though as you say seems to miss a lot of the modern methods of becoming known, and I find it a pity ... Read More
Sunday, 21 April 2013 13:59
Guest — Nell Nelson
I don't think it emphasises being known over getting better at the art. It simply clarifies that by 'emergence' it means the proce... Read More
Sunday, 21 April 2013 14:11
Guest — Kim Moore
I really enjoyed reading this. I think it's quite interesting - and a very useful clarification too between 'emergence' and 'art'.... Read More
Sunday, 21 April 2013 16:45
  11578 Hits

Merriness in Midhurst

This week I flew away to visit my mother and sister in Midhurst. I did take some poetry submissions with me but I didn't read them. Instead, I read through one of the anthologies I loved and grew up with, which sits in my mother's bookcase: John Smith's My Kind of Verse. Fascinating when you go back to these things to see where you first saw unexpected people: two of Paul Dehn's poems, for example, are in that lovely anthology. So that's where I knew them from!

Continue reading
  7715 Hits