Dr Rod Mengham’s poem ‘Repeat This’ is chosen by Carol Rumens to be The Guardian’s Poem of the Week. ‘Repeat This’ is taken from Dr Mengham’s 2015 collection, Chance of a Storm, published by Carcanet Press.
Dr Mengham has written books on Henry Green, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy and on language and cultural history. He is co-editor of Altered State: the New Polish Poetry (Arc, 2003) and, with John Kinsella, of Vanishing Points: New Modernist Poems (Salt, 2004); also editor of the Equipage series of poetry pamphlets. His own poetry publications have included Unsung: New and Selected Poems (Salt, 2001) and, with photographs by Marc Atkins, Still Moving (Veer, 2014).