Catherine Smith: Heckmondwycke
Catherine came to do a Master Class at the course I did and this poem struck me as sweet and funny and so very earthy.
Kirstin Heibel-Steitz: Sublime
A friend, who is a poet, a damn good poet. This poem makes me feel the winter days and appreciate them all the more.
Philip Larkin: This be the Verse
This has been stuck in my head for a few years, I like the gently humourous fashion Larkin's reading of it here brings it to the fore.
William Blake: The Tyger
A beautiful poem that speaks of such majesty.
Dylan Thomas: Do Not Go Gentle into That Goodnight
Lastly I love the defiance in this, the clinging on reluctant to go into the dark and dissolution.