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A beginner’s guide to reading and enjoying poetry

One of the things you get asked most when people find out that you’re a poet is whether you can recommend something that could be read at an upcoming wedding, or if you know something that might be suitable for a funeral

For most people, these occasions – as well as their schooldays – are the only times they encounter poetry.

  • Andrew McMillan
  • The Conversation

That feeds into this sense that poetry is something formal, something which might stand to attention in the corner of the…

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