“Death is something that has come to bite me quite a lot. As so often happens, people turn to poetry in times of grief and need, and therefore my connection to poetry has often been dealing with both loneliness and grieving. That’s perhaps what attracts me to this poem. It seems to say a lot about how I feel about the world and what I have to contend with myself.” William Sieghart
William Sieghart is founder and Chairman of Forward Thinking, a London-based NGO founded in 2003. FT works with the leadership of all parties on both sides of the divide in the Israel/Palestine conflict. He is also the founder of the Forward Poetry Prize, Britain’s largest prizes for poetry and National Poetry Day.
LINKS:The Forward Arts Foundation: http://www.forwardartsfoundation.org/ Forward Thinking: http://www.forwardthinking.org/ Read Aubade online: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178058 Music used in the podcast: Aubade