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Emeritus Professor Derek Attridge on his favourite poem

Here, Professor Derek Attridge explores his favourite poem, and what it means to him.

We asked some of our course team about their favourite poems, and how they connect to them. Here, Professor Derek Attridge talks about going on an adventure with Don Paterson’s poem “Two Trees”, from Paterson’s 2009 collection Rain.

You can read Don Paterson’s poem “Two Trees”, here, on the Poetry Foundation website.

Over to you

Consider the prompting question and let us know what you think in the comments section. We look forward to hearing from you!

What do you think about “Two Trees” – is it really just about trees? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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