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On 'translating' the OE Wanderer
PDF introduction and link to the website of poet Michael Gibson, where he discusses his recent translations of 'The Wanderer' and 'Cædmon’s Song'. Includes a discussion of metrics, scansion and the theory of translation, and audio clips of the…

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In the early stages of his subcreation, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a number of new texts in Old English, in which he described the creation of the world in the Elder Days. This is my own calligraphic interpretation of one of these texts, which I made in…

This is a translation of the first nineteen lines of the Old English poem The Seafarer; I chose this section as it forms a fairly coherent whole but still gives a strong sense of the atmosphere of the poem.

The Mound
Two poems inspired by Anglo-Saxon history and literature.

Saint and City
A modernist retelling of the legend of St Frideswide of Oxford. Commended in the 2009 Scintilla long poem competition, published in the magazine in 2010. Inspired by many walks between Oxford and Binsey, and the city itself.

This poem was written in response to the discovery of the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial by Anna Coburn.

Not of Stone
A poem inspired by the Anglo-Saxon church of St Andrew at Greensted in Essex, parts of which are estimated to be over a thousand years old; it is possible that the site has been a place of Christian worship for 1,300 years. St Andrew's is the oldest…

The Unknown Warrior Sue Mackrell
The poem is an attempt to personalise an Ango-Saxon warrior from the fragments of archeological material available.

Heroic Ideal (poem)
A poem inspired by a reading of the Anglo-Saxon poem 'The Battle of Maldon'. This poem was first published in my 'New and Selected Poems' (Peterloo, 2005)

Gold -- a poem
I wrote this poem after queuing to see the Staffordshire Hoard.
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