Poems and plays are for everyone, not just a tiny minority



Professor Michael Toolan

“As the University of Birmingham prepares for its first literary festival, Book to the Future, and a new distinguished lecture series of leading writers and poets, Professor Michael Toolan reminds us that poems and plays are still important in the digital media era."

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  • Kate McLuskie
    1. At 10:48AM on 22 October 2013, Kate McLuskie wrote

    Now you can hear Seamus Heaney reading from The Human Chain. Googling will take you to the Guardian recording from a 'poetry prom' last year. And then you will hear how right Michael Toolan is as each poem communicates a perfect nugget of experience along with its significance that, with time and imagination, you can share. Enjoy the rest of the series.