On Poetry

Smith | Doorstop, 2018

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Jonathan Davidson is fascinated by how poetry is found and how it is heard. In On Poetry, he traces his own development as a listener and reader of poetry through a period of over fifty years.

This small book is a gem and any reader interested in poetry and how it can enrich our lives will find Davidson a fine companion” – Liz Berry

“On Poetry is a departure from the critical norm, and a pleasure to devour. As studiedly simple, and as mercifully free of postmodern obfuscation as Peter Sansom’s seminal Writing Poems, Davidson’s sage words lead the reader towards an understanding of the ways in which poetry may speak to us all.” – Steve Whitaker, The Yorkshire Times

Read an excerpt of On Poetry on Leicester University’s Creative Writing blog.

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