Rating: 4 out of 5

This was a Christmas gift years ago from Richard. He chose this because of the Hull connection. And I think it was the Christmas after Hull had been announced as the City of Culture for 2017. This year appears to be the year in which I can engage with poetry. I find it a difficult thing to read. But I realised, with help from, I believe, Kate Tempest, that it’s a medium to be read out loud, to hear, to feel, and that’s what was missing. I’d been approaching poetry in a two dimensional way. I bought a couple of recordings of Philip Larkin reading his poetry, and found that reading whilst listening, has helped me to hear and feel.

Originally posted to my Goodreads account