Modern Poetry in Translation

Literary Life: May in Review

May has been a brilliant month, full of festivities and festivals. I’ve seen Simon Price interview Viv Albertine, Alex Bellos talk Maths, AC Grayling chat Religion and Humanism, and Modern Poetry in Translation. (Not to mention the events I’ve yet to write up.)

Modern Poetry in Translation

In other news, I was meant to post my Oxfam book haul from April this month and I didn’t, obviously. Now I’ll need to merge it with another book haul post, Oxfam trapped me with its bookey goodness once again.

Currently Reading:

Clothes Clothes Clothes, Music Music Music, Boys Boys Boys by Viv Albertine

Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg




  1. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  2. Being Binky by Binky Felstead (my MIC addiction knows no bounds, embarrassing as that is)
  3. Lost For Words by Edward St. Aubyn
  4. The Amber Fury by Natalie Haynes
  5. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen


Poetry Discovered:

Poetry: ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson
Poetry: The Tyger by William Blake
Poetry: Moonlight, summer moonlight by Emily Brontë
Poetry: i am accused of tending to the past by Lucille Clifton


In other news:

 The Southbank Centre, has a plethora of events on this month. The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction readings are tomorrow!

How was your May?


8 thoughts on “Literary Life: May in Review

    1. I know! It lures me in with it’s wonderfulness.

      Totally off topic, I bought The Secret History in the new London Foyles at the weekend. I think I’m going to love it this time.


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