Emily Dickinson – poems selected by Ted Hughes

Hoylake Community Cinema is no more. After 10-ish years and several awards it closed its doors in September, purportedly to make way for a commercial cinema that will almost certainly fail. HCC succeeded because it was like a film club with no membership subscription. It screened one film a month. The programme for the ‘season’, … More Emily Dickinson – poems selected by Ted Hughes

Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney

I have an uncle who fancies himself as well-read – with some justification, I’ll admit.  I studied English Language and Literature at a good university, and had to learn Anglo-Saxon to read the Anglo-Saxon chronicle in the original, but graduating without even opening Beowulf? That left him underwhelmed.  Heaney’s translation, which won the Whitbread Book … More Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney