Book 2.0, 6.1&2

Intellect is delighted to announce that the new issue of Book 2.0, 6 1&2 is now available.


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List of articles (partial list):


‘Orphans of Poetry’: The poetry of childhood and the poetry for children of Robert Graves 

Authors: Michael Joseph

Page Start: 9 


‘Orphans of Poetry’ examines poems by Robert Graves in order to argue three related points: that Grave’s ideas about childhood and children’s poetry, which anticipate more contemporary attitudes, were significantly shaped by his harrowing experience in the trenches in World War I; that Graves had an extraordinarily complex idea of nonsense as something larger than reasonableness and believed in its ‘explanatory power’; that his idea of nonsense dovetailed with the notion of poetic truth. 

Reflections on teaching poetry 

Authors: Caron Freeborn

Page Start: 35


In this article, Freeborn reflects on her practice as poet, her experience as a teacher of literature and creative writing, and her own training, and how these have contributed to her personal approaches to teaching poetry writing in Higher Education. She also examines how these approaches have helped her overcome the acknowledged particular difficulties of teaching both the reading and the writing of poetry.


‘The real life of language’: Encouraging young poets in universities 

Authors: Mick Gowar and Mark Wormald

Page Start: 59


Mark Wormald and Mick Gowar both teach in universities in the city of Cambridge – Mark at Pembroke College, and the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge; Mick at the Cambridge School of Art and Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University. Both are published poets, and both have spent significant portions of their professional lives teaching poetry, and encouraging the writing of poetry. But, as their conversation reveals, the differences in their backgrounds and professional experiences are as marked as the apparent similarities.

Alienated majesty (redux): Geoffrey Hill and ‘a theology of language’ 

Authors: Travis Helms

Page Start: 97


This article offers a critical ‘appreciation’ of Geoffrey Hill and his ‘theology of language’, specifically as it is embedded in his prose essays and sequences of poetry. It underscores the ways in which Hill continues the work of ‘theo-poetic’ thinkers such as Milton, Coleridge, Emerson and Whitman – and importantly departs from it. Situated in the context of this tradition, Hill is given tribute as a highly original theological thinker. 

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