POETRY

2012 Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival reading (video)

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John Whitworth reads two poems, "Aaargh" and "As Tall As Trees" at the 2012 Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival. Credit to Magarida Malarkey and Sarah Lawrence College.

John Whitworth is one of those fattish, baldish, backward-looking, provincial poets in which England is so rich. His tenth collection, Girlie Gangs, was published by Enitharmon in 2012 to international acclaim. Well, Les Murray liked it. And Walter Ancarrow in America. You might also consider Writing Poetry published by A & C Black, one of those how-to books; it has run to a second edition and is pretty good, though he (the poet) would say that, wouldn’t he? He once won £5,000 for a single poem. Listen and marvel.

John Whitworth reads two poems, "Aaargh" and "As Tall As Trees" at the 2012 Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival. Credit to Magarida Malarkey and Sarah Lawrence College.