Friday, August 08, 2008

'Classic Poem' Choice

Ryan van Winkle, recently appointed ‘reader-in-residence’ (basically, the idea is to promote the reading of poetry in Scotland) at the Scottish Poetry Library (bonus: there’s a Colin Will poem on the SPL front page at the moment) asked me to choose a classic poem and say something about it for one of the SPL’s ‘reading room’ pages. I chose Paradise Lost and you can read my comments at the link.

1 comment:

Colin Will said...

I like your comments on Milton, Rob. I remember reading Il Penseroso in school (that's 50 years ago now) when we did poetry, and although the rhyming was at times rather obvious, I enjoyed it.