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Apr 30, 2021

The poet on his life changing encounter with William Blake, comfort reading Paradise Lost, and the book he plans to read once he retires

The book I am currently reading
Poetry in a Global Age by Jahan Ramazani. His key argument is that poetry is inherently constructed by a network of global engagements, this being the most generous way to appreciate a text.

The book that changed my life
At the age of 19, I found William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience in an independent bookshop in Sheffield; it was the first time I’d read poetry and I’ve yet to stop reading it.

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