Monday, 20 May 2013

Louis MacNeice

I recently read that the poet Louis MacNeice had been sent by the BBC to India  in 1947 to report on Partition. I knew his name, of course, but was not familiar with his work (I don't read much poetry, shame on me!). Tonight, I came across his poem 'Snow' and I had to read it three times, I loved it so much. Now, I want to know everything about him.


carole said...

I too love MacNeice, must re-read him soon.

I just ordered your book....looking forward to it.

Pants said...


Pants here. Long time. Might I recommend MacNiece's long poem 'Autumn Journal'. My very own poetry guru Katy Evans-Bush, otherwise known as Baroque in Hackney, gave me a copy some years ago and it's been nourishing me ever since.



nmj said...

Hey Carole, Thanks, hope you enjoy the novel!

Hey Pants, Good to hear from you, hope you are doing well. I will look up Autumn Journal, thanks for the recommendation!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Yes, Snow is a wonderful poem.

You don't need to feel shame for not reading much poetry!