About the poet
Jon Stallworthy was educated at Dragon School, Rugby School, and Oxford, where he won the...
A poem is
something that someone is saying
no louder, Pip, than my 'goodnight' -
words with a tune, which outstaying
their speaker travel as far
as that amazing, vibrant light
from a long-extinguished star.
from Rounding the Horn (Carcanet 1998), © Jon Stallworthy 1998, used by permission of the author and the publisher
Jon Stallworthy Reading from his Poems