Ford Madox Ford, 1873 – 1939.
Best known as the author of such novels as The Good Soldier and No More Parades, Ford was also an accomplished modernist poet. He enlisted with the Welch Regiment in 1915 at the age of 41, served at the front and was wounded. “Nostalgia” (with the alternative title, “The Iron Music”) is one of a number of poems that take their rise from his experiences of the Great War.
Image of Ford c/o The Ford Madox Ford Society (http://www.fordmadoxfordsociety.org).
The text is taken from Ford Madox Ford: Selected Poems, edited with an introduction by Max Saunders, published by Carcanet Press, 2003.
‘After a while most of us find we’re doing the same stuff; I tried new things.’
Listen to my interview with poet Geoff Hattersley for the Royal Literary Fund, in which I talk about my life as a poet, publisher and editor.
And a regular poetry reading group:
Following our discussion of Robert Creeley’s poem, “I Know a Man”, you may be interested in listening to the poet reading the poem at different times in his life. These recordings can be found at PennSound, which is a living archive of modern and contemporary poets: http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/authors.php
You can also listen to William Carlos Williams reading “The Red Wheelbarrow” on the same site.
Listen to this short podcast on Tennyson’s poem, “Ulysses”.
The current issue of The Blue Nib poetry magazine (edited by one of our former MA Creative Writing grads) contains some of my poems and an article about how I came to write a poem a day for four years.
Go to The Blue Nib magazine.
From The High Window:
Dear Friends and Colleagues
Issue 5 of The High Window has now gone live on the internet and is free for you to read and enjoy. As always there is a wide-ranging and impressive mix of poetry. Our Featured American Poet is Jay Passer and the translation supplement contains a selection of poems from Portugal and Brazil. If that was not enough, we have added an essay by Edmund Prestwich on translating the Middle English classic Pearl, and new artwork by Angela Smyth, our resident artist for all of 2017.
We would like to thank warmly all those who have contributed to this issue.
If you are impressed by what you see, please spread the word via social media and, if you have not done so already, we’d be grateful also if you would ‘like’ our Facebook page.
Finally, our HW book for this quarter is From Inside by Anthony Howell and if you check out our Press page you will see some of the other titles in preparation for 2017. Go to The High Window.
Happy reading and best wishes
March: a border district – just the kind of area we love wandering through, reclaiming, ignoring and remaining proudly international, with another edition of re.Lit on Radio Wildfire – a unique and eclectic selection of spoken word and music sourced from around the country and around the globe by the team at Radio Wildfire.
We have tracks newly uploaded to the Submit page of our website by Dave Pitt, Jessica Lawand, in New York, Stephen Mead.
There’ll also be the whole of the semi-final section of the recent ‘first Wolverhampton Litfest Poetry Slam’ with contributions from Paul Francis, Marianne Burgess, RMFrancis, Willis the Poet, Jason Nicholas Smith, and Nick Lovett – and the evening’s MCs Dave Pitt, Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse.
And, as always, we’ll be digging deep into the Radio Wildfire archive to bring you more gems of poetry, storytelling and humour that no one else seems to play – or indeed have.
The show, as always, is introduced by poet and performer Dave Reeves and produced byVaughn Reeves with backroom support from Ali McK.
Join us: Monday 6th March from 8.00 pm UK time at www.radiowildfire.com/listen
Radio Wildfire: the long March
… Why not send your own tracks to Radio Wildfire by going to the ‘Submit’ page of our website and uploading MP3s of your work. Spoken word and music, comedy, storytelling, poetry, song and aural art, they are all part of the eclectic mix we are looking for when we create Radio Wildfire Live!
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WHAT IS RADIO WILDFIRE?
Radio Wildfire is an independent online radio station which blends spoken word, poetry, performance literature, comedy, storytelling, short stories and more with a novel selection of word/music fusion and an eclectic mix of musical styles. www.radiowildfire.com broadcasts live 8.00-10.00pm (UK time) on the first Monday of the month.