It’s almost 100 years since Ezra Pound’s “A Few Don’ts by an Imagiste” was published in Poetry, urging poets to “go in fear of abstraction”, “use either no ornament or good ornament”, and many other bits of ferociously dogmatic advice that have continued to stir excitement and interest ever since. Lavinia Greenlaw has made a new programme for Radio 4 about this manifesto and its legacy, and I’m very glad to have been involved. You can listen to our conversation along with several other interviews as part of A Few Don’ts, which will be broadcast on R4 on Sunday 2nd December at 4.30pm.

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