Author Archives: Matt Willing

This week’s poem is “The Walrus and the Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) and marks his 190th birthday.

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This week’s choice is “And Death Shall Have No Dominion” by Dylan Thomas, which I have chosen to mark the passing of a much-loved uncle.

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This week’s poem is “Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes, one of the leading lights of the Harlem Renaissance.

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This is a brief list of podcasts I have enjoyed listening to over the last several years.

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This week’s poem is Jenny Joseph’s “Warning” which I have chosen because it is light-hearted but carries a great message.

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This week’s poem is the traditional celebration of friendship and good times sung at New Year parties across the world that is generally attributed to Robert Burns.

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This week’s poem was suggested by my mother, who found it in an old newspaper clipping. It is called “Dear Old Aunt Maud” and it was written by Bill Knott, the restaurant critic of The Telegraph at the time, who has gone on to write for The Financial Times, Bloomberg, and The Oldie, and is an ambassador for Action Against Hunger.

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This week’s choice is “The Confirmation” by Edwin Muir, reflecting the moment when we find that special someone.

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This week’s choice is “Faces” by Kahlil Gibran which reminds us that a face can conceal or reveal.

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This week’s choice is the sequel to “Albert and the Lion” which I covered in June 2020, in which we discover what happened after his unfortunate adventure.

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