A poem from my Primer in Verse (Yale University Press, 2021)
“How does poetry work? What should readers notice and look out for? Poet Lucy Newlyn demystifies the principles of the form, effortlessly illustrating key approaches and terms—all through her own original verse.”
A selection of tiny poems, written in 2020
Written in the Spring of 2020, at Polcuta in the Roseland.
Tiny poems prompted by memories of the Lake District
A sestina, for Karen Poskus
A response to 'Resting on a shadow tree' by Jerry Downs
A compilation of light verse for Covid times...
A group of tiny poems inspired by the Roseland
A group of haiku inspired by the ponds at Polcuta
A selection of tiny poems
A selection of haiku written at Polcuta in Cornwall, spring -- summer 2020
An excerpt from Diary of a Bipolar Explorer, dealing with the charting of mood disorder in 2008.
A poem of homage to Ann McPherson, my GP for thirty years. (I published this first in the Oxford Magazine and later as the dedication to Diary of a Bipolar Explorer.)
With apologies to W.H. Auden, here’s a poem about Kate Newlyn’s sculpture, ‘Icarus’. I have a bronze resin cast of this on our wall at home. It is slightly different in some minor details from the image.
A pair of villanelles I wrote a while ago about the anxiety of influence...a concept which goes on fascinating me, even though I am long done with Harold Bloom.
A poem about what happens to a room when the outside comes in.
An elegy for Robert Woof, Director of the Wordsworth Trust, who lived partly in Newcastle, partly in Grasmere. The poem’s setting is Portloe in Cornwall.
An elegy for my first husband, Jonathan Wordsworth. The setting is St Catherine's College, Oxford.
A sonnet about place-names in Cornwall; first published in the Oxford Magazine.
A sequence of poems paying tribute to poets and singer-songwriters who have shaped my life.
A pantoum about depression.
A poem about global warming, from my collection ‘The Pebble and the Feather’ (Ludo Press, 2019).
A sequence of seven villanelles about Coronavirus in the U.K.
A pantoum inspired by the superb BBC adaptation of Hardy’s novel,Tess of the D‘Urbervilles.