The Vagabond Spirit of Poetry

The Vagabond Spirit of Poetry

Edward Clarke (1995, English)

The Vagabond Spirit of Poetry (Iff Books, 2014)

Dr Edward Clarke teaches English literature at Oxford. His latest book demonstrates how poems can transform our relations with each other and the Earth. The book encompasses a range of poems from different eras, including Wordsworth, Shakespeare and Wallace Stevens. The book makes claims for the efficacy of poetry in our industrialized world, where we are presented with environmental, political and economic challenges.