Praise and Poems
Pollard’s intensive, ontological meditations on loss, language and ‘the death of God’, creativity and the failure of writing, are quite wonderful and wholly unexpected. So we end up with a professional philosopher who lectures in both philosophy and literature and produces his first book of poetry in his sixties – a pretty heady late flowering – there’s nobody remotely like him.
What the critics said about The Poetry of Keats:
It would not be easy to say just how fine this book is – It is precisely such intense poetical thinking that is practiced in the very finest way by Pollard’s reading of Keats
John Sallis, Man of World
What I have found emerging most clearly from this fascinating book is a sense of the author’s genuine reverence for his subject – something which Keats himself would have recognised and approved
Colin Murry, The British Journal of Aesthetics