John Clegg at the London Review Bookshop


by Brinda Gulati

John Clegg’s poetry collection Holy Toledo! (Carcanet, 2017) is an unlikely matrimony of American cowboys and the shape of Texas with English train stations and Milton’s God. Clegg’s poems are bumpy, bestiary guides to the desert of the history of English literary criticism. I interviewed him at his workplace, the London Review Bookshop, nestled in an office with tea, ink and newspapers.

In this podcast I ask him about some of his works, and he tells me of how his daughter’s second name is Rose, after Kate Winslet in Titanic.

[15 mins]