Sex appeal

... It’s time for a revamp. Time to appeal to a wider readership. Accordingly, I have decided to write this column with my shirt unbuttoned. Showing a bit of sk...

When is a poem a poem?

... Is poetry defined merely by when you hit the return key? That’s a great question. It’s one I’ve asked myself many times. I don’t think it’s cynical to answe...

The human conversation

... I am sitting at the piano, chatting with Beethoven. We are talking across 200 years of history. I am engaging with Beethoven’s ideas, trying to follow his l...