Archive for January, 2023

Unlocking Anne

Just a link to a BBC Radio Three Sunday Feature I scripted and presented, Unlocking Anne, that was broadcast this evening.

Anne Locke wrote the first sonnet sequence in the English language – a dark meditation on Psalm 51 about adultery, guilt, sin and the soul that I think prefigures John Donne’s Holy Sonnets (and plays, as he does on ‘done’ and undone’, with ‘lock’ and ‘look’) – and it was an absolute pleasure to contribute towards the work of reinserting her into the canon – many thanks to producer Sarah Shebbeare.

We don’t have any pictures of Anne Locke, so instead here’s one of our new kitten, Sinbad.

Happy new year.

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