Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

Autumn always brings Keats to mind (well, to my mind at least!). The proof that even the ordeal of the agrégation cannot destroy the joys of truly great poetry…(photograph courtesy of the British Library website) To Autumn BY JOHN KEATS 1795–1821 Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with […]

Allen Ginsberg read by James Franco? Rather stunning…

This is not a fresh piece of news at all, but I wanted to share with you this reading of Allen Ginsberg’s poem Howl by James Franco in the movie of the same name. Real figurehead of the Beat Generation, Ginsberg wrote this poem in 1955 to denounce the nuclear weapon while depicting a youth […]