Neil Rathmell – writer

100+ essays on literary topics

Tag Archives: Andrew Marvell

Two poets from Hull

Philip Larkin’s poems have an epigrammatic quality that is shared with Hull’s other poet, Andrew Marvell. The grave’s a fine and private placeBut none I think do there embrace could … Continue reading

September 12, 2020 · 1 Comment

Marvell’s Garden

Spenser was twelve when Shakespeare was born, Shakespeare was eight when Donne was born, Donne was twenty-one when Herbert was born, Herbert was fifteen when Milton was born, Milton was … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Laurie Lee

The poetry of Laurie Lee is not as well-known as it should be, unless Cider With Rosie counts as a poem, which at a stretch it might. His first volume … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment