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Iona Glen meets award-winning poet, Polly Atkin, to discuss her recent biography Recovering Dorothy, how Dorothy Wordsworth’s illness has been overlooked in academic scholarship, the marginalisation of those with chronic ill health, poems as time machines and much more.
Read More “An interview with award-winning poet Polly Atkin in Grasmere: ‘When is a cloud lonely in the Lake District?’”
Dorothy Wordsworth’s journals shine with moonlight and rain-washed landscapes, but did her later illness inhibit such vision? No, writes Iona Glen, who, when considering the poetry and criticism of Polly Atkin, sees Wordsworth’s creativity flourish in her periods of ill health.
Read More “Rain & Moonlight: Weathering with Dorothy Wordsworth and Polly Atkin by Iona Glen”
Iona Glen reflects on Celia Paul’s memoir, Self Portrait, the significance of the British Museum and Bloomsbury to the artist’s work, and her subversive vanquishing of “muse-dom” and patriarchal conventions through painting.
Read More “A Home of the Muses by Iona Glen”