Maledictions And Disaffections - Poetry That Doesn't Please

Not all poetry comes out of praise and celebration.

An anthology of spells and grudges presented by Matthew Parris, delving deep into hate poems: the poetic equivalent of a doll and a box of pins.

Horace and Catullus begin it all but bad-mouthing stretches to the football terraces and the family photo album.

Anger is an energy and curses are alive and well even if witches are not.

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Not all poetry comes out of praise and celebration.

An anthology of spells and grudges presented by Matthew Parris, delving deep into hate poems: the poetic equivalent of a doll and a box of pins.

Horace and Catullus begin it all but bad-mouthing stretches to the football terraces and the family photo album.

Anger is an energy and curses are alive and well even if witches are not.