Category: Poetry

The Tyger and Violence

The Tyger is potentially the Led Zeppelin of Blake poems — brash, bombastic and unnervingly successful. It is supposedly the most anthologised poem in the English language — stadium poetry, if you like. Your children will probably come across it at school. Along with the Parry’s version of Jerusalem, this is the Blake that people know.

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Andy Wilson: The Brilliant New Hercules

Two years after inventing relief etching, the printing method best suited to recording late 18th century revolutionary free improv visions, William Blake & his wife Catherine moved to 13 Hercules Buildings, Lambeth, London. For the next ten years at the Hercules, according to James Joyce, “Elemental beings and spirits of dead great men often came to the poet’s room at night to speak with him about art and the imagination.”

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Ken Fox: Azmud

AROMATIC INFLUX of hard current, excess adiabatic export, bank picnic underpinned by mopping policy. Soak up repo options and bond the billowing billions in their rallies.

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