April is the cruellest month

In 1922, literature experienced a shift in its identity by the publication of one poem: ‘The Waste Land’. Confusing, confounding, radical; there are plenty of adjectives to describe the experience of reading the poem. Whether you like or loathe ‘The Waste Land’ (I lean towards the latter), its hard to deny that your first time reading the poem alters your perception of what the form can do.

‘The Waste Land’ took parts from dozens of other texts, taking lines and quotes from books, plays and poems, then weaving them into its very fabric. It created something new, so why not do the same with Eliot’s poem…

What do you think of this poem? Let me know in the comments below, or by liking this poem. Don’t be afraid of sharing your opinions!


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