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Maledictions and Disaffections - Poetry That Doesn't Please

Not all poetry comes out of praise and celebration. An anthology of spells and grudges presented by Matthew Parris, delving deep into hate poems: the poetic equivalent of a doll and a box of pins. Horace and Catullus begin it all but bad-mouthing stretches to the football terraces and the family photo album. Anger is an energy and curses are alive and well even if witches are not.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 27 Aug 2011 23:30
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