In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
Poetry and film
My two favourite media. My two favourite films are Jacques Tati’s Les
vacances de Monsieur Hulot and Aki
Kaurismäki’s La vie de bohème.
Poetry is no more a vocation than good health is.
I started writing poetry when I was 11 and haven’t
stopped yet. Marilyn Hacker and Zbigniew Herbert were early influences; Geoffrey Hill and August
Kleinzahler more recent ones.
I particularly admire Christopher Logue’s
retelling of The Iliad. Recently I came across
collections by New Yorker Kate Light, hard to find
but worth looking out for.
© 2003-2014 Stephen Taylor
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