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Sam Parker

Enemy Lines: How Poetry Played A Part In The War In Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 07.02.2013 | Home

When you think of war poetry, you’re usually drawn to the literary icons of the early 20th Century. To John McCrae’s young soldiers who ‘love...

LISTEN: Poetry's Big Night - The TS Eliot Prize Readings

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 20.03.2013 | Home

This week, Sharon Olds won the TS Eliot Prize - the biggest award for poetry in the UK - with her stunning collection 'Stag's Leap' (read our intervie...

Sam Parker

INTERVIEW: The Poet Whose Divorce Led Her To A £15,000 Prize

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 17.03.2013 | Home

America's 'greatest living poet' after winning the TS Eliot prize on writing the story of her divorce, why she doesn't make anything up and how unwitt...

End Of A Marriage Leads To Top Poetry Prize

PA | Posted 14.01.2013 | Home

A collection of poems about the end of a marriage has won this year's TS Eliot Prize. Sharon Olds, 70, penned Stag's Leap after her husband left he...

Sam Parker

Cultural Icon Of The Year: Cast Your Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 03.02.2013 | Home

After 430 years observing the Gregorian calendar, we've become a species of habits. At this time of year chief among them is looking back on the pr...

Simon Armitage Leads TS Eliot Shortlist

Posted 24.12.2012 | Home

Debut collections jostle with works by household names on this year's TS Eliot prize shortlist, one of the country's premier poetry awards. Simon A...

Alice E. Vincent

Simon Armitage Beaten By 'Train Station Sounds' At National Poetry Awards

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 29.05.2012 | Home

Guests gather at the Saville Club HuffPost UK Culture attends the National Poetry Competition, to find out the winners of this year's prizes ...

Book Deemed 'Too Violent' For Blue Peter Heads Award List

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 26.05.2012 | Home

The tale of a Lithuanian teenager sent to a Soviet prison camp and a thriller about scavengers on a rubbish dump are in the running for a top children...

Cut-Out And Keep Essential Everyday Verses on World Poetry Day

Ali | Alice E Vincent and Matthew Tucker | Posted 21.03.2012 | Home

It's World Poetry Day today, and what better way to celebrate than with a little extra lyricism in our lives? The pace of life in 2012 can make si...

VOTE: Is Carol Ann Duffy's Olympic Poem A Winner?

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 30.04.2012 | Home

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has given the first reading of her London 2012 poem to members of a historic sports club that was founded at the Olympic...

Great Works Of Friction: Legendary Literary Feuds

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.02.2012 | Home

Feuding, fighting and fisticuffs are not things we normally associate with literary types. More often we think of someone sat at a desk covered in ...

John Burnside Wins The TS Eliot Prize

Posted 16.01.2012 | Home

John Burnside has won the TS Eliot Prize, the most prestigious award in British poetry, at an award ceremony in London. The Haberdasher’s Hall ne...

Listen To TS Eliot Prize Readings

Posted 17.03.2012 | Home

London's Southbank Centre hosted readings by the nominated poets in the TS Eliot Prize on Sunday, drawing an audience more than 2,000-strong. Gasp ...

Britain's Biggest Poets Go Head To Head

Posted 13.01.2012 | Home

Providing you with poetry your fix this Friday is not one fantastic writer but eight, as we preview the nominated collections in this year's TS Eliot ...

'Utter Trash': The Harshest Literary Reviews Of All Time

Posted 12.03.2012 | Home

The shortlist for the inaugural Hatchet Job of the Year awards was announced this week – a prize designed to draw attention to the "angriest, funnie...

How Relevant Is the Poet Laureate Today?

Emily Chan | Posted 11.03.2012 | Home
Emily Chan

Carol Ann Duffy's poem about Stephen Lawrence is clearly something we would want of our laureate. But that raises the issue of what we actually expect of Carol Ann Duffy, if indeed we expect anything at all.

Julian Barnes Beaten While Carol Ann Duffy Wins In Costa Book Award Shortlist

Posted 17.12.2012 | Home

Some bold choices in the 2011 Costa Books Awards has seen Andrew Miller beat Booker Prize winner Julian Barnes to win Best Novel and Matthew Hollis's ...

Poetry In Motion

Tim Cumming | Posted 11.02.2012 | Home
Tim Cumming

In the cultural pecking order, film and poetry sit at opposite ends of the spectrum. Film is probably the world's most popular art form, drawing the biggest audiences. Poetry, on the other hand, almost certainly draws the smallest. So what kind of fusion happens when you put them together?

Duchess And Poet Laureate Join Forces To Promote Poetry

PA | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Duchess of Cornwall will join the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, to raise the profile of poetry in schools. Camilla is ex...