Essential Books for Being Away from Home (or books I’m taking to Uni with me)

In a few weeks I will be heading back to University for the third and last year of my English Language and Literature undergraduate degree (such a cliche but I can't believe the time has passed so quickly, it's crazy!). This, of course, means moving back out of our family home and over to my … Continue reading Essential Books for Being Away from Home (or books I’m taking to Uni with me)

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Bookish Adventures Closer to Home

A few weeks ago I went on a very exciting bookish adventure in London. This weekend, we stayed a little closer to home and visited Yr Ysgwrn, in North Wales, the home of Welsh, national Eisteddfod winning poet, Hedd Wyn, who was killed during the First World War. So first, a quick Welsh lesson! In … Continue reading Bookish Adventures Closer to Home

Should Song Lyrics be Considered Poetry?

Recently I attended a discussion at a local folk festival looking at the question of whether song lyrics should be considered poetry. There were two main positions presented. Firstly, that every songwriter is a poet and every song poetry, the question is whether that poetry is any good. The second argument was that not all song … Continue reading Should Song Lyrics be Considered Poetry?