10 of the Best Poems about Drinks and Drinking | Interesting Literature

Here’s something to get you in the festive spirit.

We like to think of Interesting Literature as a library, a vast virtual library full of literary treats and unexpected delights. But if it is, it is a library with a spacious bar and plenty of drinks on offer. Previously, we’ve considered some of the most curious synonyms for ‘drunk’ in the English language, so we thought it was about time we contemplated some of the best poems about drink in English literature. We hope you like these alcoholic verses, these boozy paeans to beer – but if you have a favourite wine-soaked work of poetry we’ve missed off, please join us at the bar and leave your suggestions below…

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10 of the Best Sonnets by Female Poets | Interesting Literature

The best sonnets by women in English The sonnet form was Italian in origin, of course, but a host of English poets have made it their own: Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Keats, Auden, and many besides. But what is often overlooked is what female poets have done with the form. Indeed, the first ever sonnet sequence […]

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Who Kneads a Diction Airy?

I halve a spelling chequer

It came with my pea sea

It plainly marks for my revue

Miss stakes eye kin knot sea

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As soon as a mist ache is maid

It nose bee fore two long

And eye can put the error rite

Its rare lea ever wrong

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Eye strike a quay and then a word

And weight for it two say

Weather eye am wrong oar rite

It shows me strait a weigh

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Eye have run this poem threw it

I’m shore your pleased to no

Its letter perfect all the weigh

My chequer tolled me sew

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My spelling chequer will make shore

My righting is not sloppy

My edit or will never no

I do knot reed my copy!

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