What's All This Then?

I’m Callum, 18, from the South of England, currently at the University of Southampton in my first year of studying English, and while I’m not there, I’m either at work, or at The Hobbit, so do with that information what you will.

What you'll find here is a sort of confessional, I suppose, my poems, be they rambles, or re-worked and revised drafts will appear here if and when they're written, and so too will a blog accompanying them, explaining my thought processes, or the circumstances that led to the writing of the poem. So if any of that interests you, do stick around. 


I suppose I should state my favourite literary works, that seems like the right thing to do on a literary blog. As such, my favourite Poem is Philip Larkin’s ‘Ambulances’, my favourite play is Christopher Marlowe’s ‘Doctor Faustus’, and my favourite novel is Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange. I feel as though these choices probably speak volumes for my sense of humour, and my writing style, but I’ll let you decide that for yourself.

“And sense the solving emptiness
That lies just under all we do,
And for a second get it whole,
So permanent and blank and true.”

Ambulances - Philip Larkin

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