Author and poet Geoff Le Pard is my Treasuring Poetry guest this month. He has shared some insights into his favourite poem and poet and I’ve share my review of Geoff’s inaugural poetry book, The Sincerest form of Poetry. Thank you Kaye Lynne Booth for hosting.
Today, I am delighted to welcome author and poet, Geoff Le Pard to Writing to be Read as my Treasuring Poetry guest for October.
Geoff is sharing some interesting information about his favourite poem and poetry and I am sharing my review of Geoff’s inaugural poetry book, The Sincerest Form of Poetry.
My favourite poem
Of course, everyone will say this is impossible, there are too many and that is true. But put on the spot I will plump for High Flight by John Gillespie Magee. You may not have heard of Magee and that’s probably because he was killed in WW2 in 1941 aged 21. I suppose I am drawn to the poignant and the powerful, having enjoyed the WW1 poets, if that’s the right word – Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon et al – from when I was introduced to them. There’s something raw about…
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