Thanks partly to the kind of poets that we now have and partly to funding, there’s been a gigantic shift in the way poetry is perceived… Poems on the Underground, poets in schools, football clubs, zoos.
The human rights community has focused very narrowly on political and civil rights for many decades, and with reason, but now we have to ask how can we broaden the view.
Time takes away the grief of men.
There are plenty of examples of people who have had busy lives out there in the world, trying to do good, and written very well at the same time.
Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.
You see the names of places roundabout? They’re mine now, and I’ve turned them inside out.
So I can’t show you how, exactly, health care is a basic human right. But what I can argue is that no one should have to die of a disease that is treatable.
You know, parenting is so personal. And we’re all afraid that we didn’t quite get it right. And it feels like the stakes are so high. By we – what if we made a mistake?
Everybody should be interested in access to primary and secondary education for everybody.
Again, conventional Catholicism does not much appeal to me.