Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Phil Brown on what Hugo Williams means to him

Back in 2009, Rogue Strands featured Phil Brown's excellent interview with Hugo Williams in the now-disappeared Horizon Review. Seven years on, Brown has published a feature in The Huffington Post in which he describes the curious context of the above-mentioned interview, together with other anecdotes about his experiences with Williams from 2007 to the present day.

Brown's article is a lovely example of how one poet can affect another. This is down to the generosity of its frank tone and revelatory content: we learn a lot about Hugo Williams, but just as much about Phil Brown himself.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Matthew

    I once watched an interview with Hugo at Poetry East. He came over as a real gentleman although I've never been able to get on with his poetry.

    Best wishes from Simon R. Gladdish