Articles by Andrew Kay

January 5, 2017

Staring into the Soundless Dark: On the Trouble Lurking in Poets’ Bedrooms 11

Vita Sackville-West — a friend and lover of Virginia Woolf and a poet herself — combated her insomnia by collecting as many dogs as possible and inviting them into bed with her.

October 15, 2015

Conspiring with the Dead: On the Power of Reading Poetry Aloud 3

In poetry’s respiratory patterns, frozen in verse forms that enable us to breathe in concert with their authors, we may discover evidence of a shared humanity.