Poetry and Politics


7:30 pm

This is a subject that could cover many volumes of books and many hours of talks. Jem Langworthy takes the English Civil War as his starting point and ends in the mid 20th century. We’ll hear poetry written by or from the viewpoint of (i) those in power, (ii) those who want power, and (iii) those over whom power is exercised – including poems by Marvell, Milton, Charles Dickens (yes, he wrote poetry), Yeats, Auden, Larkin and, holding centre-stage, Shelley.

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