Thursday 25 March 2010
Geoffrey Hill candidate for Oxford's Professor of Poetry
The article in The Independent overdoes the matter of violence in Hill's work with its header, "Is this the violent new face of poetry at Oxford?" Hill is hardly new, either. I was going to refer people who wanted to know more about Hill to the British Council's Contemporary Writers site, but shockingly there's no entry for him, though many lesser writers are included. Ironically there is an entry on the Academy of American Poets site--short, but a place to begin for the uninitiated, and here's a site at which to explore his work in depth.