2 Jul 2015

Poetry- Martians and Martian poetry

From Nights, 8:40 pm on 2 July 2015

The school of Martian poetry is named for the title poem of Craig Raine’s second collection of poems, A Martian Sends a Postcard Home in which the speaker is a Martian describing the commonplace.

The school only really consisted of two poets, Raine (b. 1944) and Christopher Reid (b. 1949). Raine tutored Reid in Oxford, so it really was a school

Cliff Fell talks to Bryan Crump about the Martin poetry.