Drinks with Dead Poets by Glyn Maxwell


@foshee07 handed me this book moons ago when we met in Seattle — I have admired it on my shelf for some time but hadn’t had the chance to read it until now, and I am so glad I did. This book is lovely– for the ModPo crew, I think you’d especially enjoy. Essentially, Maxwell is in a dreamworld where he is a professor of poetry at an imaginary (or not) academy where he invites dead poets to come speak to his small seminar style class– Keats, Dickinson, Whitman, Byron, Poe and others are included in his series. The students are so student like– definitely written from some first hand experience teaching 😉 The book put me in a dream state as well — I loved sitting with this novel and disappearing into this unreal English campus. As the title mentions, there’s significant drinking, so if that is a trigger for you, do avoid.

I strongly urge poetry lovers to check out this read — it really feels like this is Maxwell’s dream syllabus.

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