Initial Illumination by Tony Harrison About this poet

Tony Harrison reads his own poem, commissioned by the Guardian on the occasion of the first Gulf War..

Length: 3:51m   Topics: Art, Poems with Film or Animation, War,
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Emily Rose | 19 November 2013

Tony Harrison is one of my all time favorite poets, and illuminations is one of my favorite poems however its such a shame that there arn’t many interpretations of the poems or any analysis…


Nick Owen | 4 October 2011

I had not heard this before. I love his use of old things to bounce against the new
Good to see rhyme in his reason
Alliteration a little late
but none the worse for being after the war in Libya


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