W B Yeats

James Merrill House and Its Disembodied Transmissons

Like some piece of technicolour cover-art from a 1950s mystery novel, James Merrill’s Stonington apartment loomed in the background as I stepped out of the gutter-snow and onto the street. I was wearing a bright red coat; the apartment matched the slate-blue winter sky. From the outside, the poet’s house felt as gorgeous and twee as everything else in this tiny – dare I say quaint – fishing village.

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BBC Poetry Season: 4 Poem Postcards by Chris Haughton

I did a series of 10 postcards and a poster for the 2009 BBC Poetry Season. Each postcard was based on a classic British or Irish poem to promote the Poetry Season.

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