Lara Gilmour

Born in Scotland, Lara has lived in France, Spain and Portugal and speaks five languages. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 with a First Class degree in French and Spanish literature with a special focus on poetry. She currently lives in Lisbon and works in tourism and art, writing freelance in her spare time.

Now by Robert Browning

Robert Browning’s ‘Now’ describes a perfect moment of ecstasy between two lovers, capturing it in an improvisation on the traditional sonnet form.

Listen Mr. Oxford Don by John Agard

John Agard’s ‘Listen Mr. Oxford Don’ subverts traditional ideas about correct usage of the English language, immigration and cultural heritage.

Miss Gee by W.H. Auden

W. H. Auden’s Miss Gee tells the story of the title character: an unfulfilled, unmarried woman stuck in the cliché of 1930s repression.

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