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Ada Wofford

An Exploration of the Rise and Fall of Alt-Lit by Ada Wofford

Part two of A Critical Examination of 21st Century Poetry. Introduction Oscar Wilde once famously stated that, “All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. To be natural is to be obvious, and to be obvious is to be inartistic.” If we take this to be true then our analysis of Kaur proves her body of …

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Earth Music

Earth Music by Eithne Lannon – Reviewed by David Butler

Earth Music by Eithne Lannon (Turas Press, 2019) Poetry might be thought of as an endeavour to explore the congruence between two sensitivities: a contemplation of experience – Wordsworth’s ‘emotion recalled in tranquillity’ -; but equally an openness to the possibilities inherent in language, both semantic and auditory. If either of these sensitivities is lacking, …

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