Volume 4 of the T. S. Eliot Studies Annual celebrates the centenary of The Waste Land, with free to read articles and an exclusive Q&A with our contributor, Jahan Ramazani.
For the latest interview in the series, we chatted to Janette Ayachi, author of Hand Over Mouth Music (2019) to discuss her collection and the disruptive pleasures of writing which flow throughout her work.
For the latest interview in the series, we chatted to Martha Sprackland, author of Citadel (2020) to discuss her collection, collective anxiety, psychedelic experiences and visual art, examining how these interplay within her recent writing.
‘Shelley, the writer of some infidel poetry, has been drowned: now he knows whether there is a God or no’. So wrote a Tory reviewer after Shelley’s premature death. Cruel as the remark is, the reviewer accidentally lights upon the questions that had preoccupied the poet throughout his short life: is there a God and is there life after death? Madeleine Callaghan discusses this as a crucial facet of her new book, Eternity in British Romantic Poetry for the bicentenary of Percy Bysshe Shelley's death.
We caught up with Sarah Westcott to discuss the interplay between science and creative writing and the various aspects of life and culture that enrich her poetry collection Slant Light. As someone who has studied both biology and creative writing, do you think that scientific methods (e.g. observation and analysis) bear any similarity to poetic composition? … Continue reading