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Poem - 'Returning to Maldon'
A poem describing a reading of 'The Battle of Maldon' at Maldon by a group of Anglo-Saxon enthusiasts, including myself, who were members of the Sutton Hoo Society. I am a published poet and about forty of my poems have appeared in poetry magazines…

A poem inspired by Old English literature.


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…

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.

Battle of Brunanburh
This is from Treharne, Old and Middle English, 890-1450: An Anthology, 3rd ed. (Blackwell, 2009)

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.

Reading of extracts from 'Judith'
A series of recordings taken from various CDs produced by The Chaucer Studio. The Chaucer Studio has an extensive range of recordings across medieval literature and has a full catalogue and online ordering at…

Tuesday Poem – “Wulf and Eadwacer”

This is a blog post by writer Joanna Preston discussing 'Wulf and Eadwacer' from a poet's perspective. The translation provided is a composite made up of translations found on the web. Please note that this is a zipped file: in order to read it,…
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