Emma Ward Performs 'Trains'

Sam Parker  12.11.2012
Emma Ward, 18, was recently selected to appear in Rhyming Thunder, a collection of work by young poets. She performs in Bristol at Arts...
TS Eliot's Widow Dies Aged 86

TS Eliot's Widow Dies Aged 86

11.11.2012
Valerie Eliot, the widow and literary executor of poet TS Eliot, has died at the age of 86. The poet's estate said she died on Friday...
Perhaps Francis Fukuyama Was Correct About Capitalism in 1989

Perhaps Francis Fukuyama Was Correct About Capitalism in 1989

9.11.2012
Capitalism has won. Socialism is dead.

One Hill at a Time

1.11.2012
It's true of life that when faced with a long journey to achieve the goals and ambitions we set for ourselves, it's helpful for us to understand...
Gold For Culture: 19.8m Visited London 2012 Festival

Gold For Culture: 19.8m Visited London 2012 Festival

30.10.2012
More than 19.8 million visitors saw an event at the London 2012 Festival, figures show. Arts, theatre, music and exhibitions were part...

Gold For Culture: 19.8m Visited London 2012 Festival

30.10.2012
More than 19.8 million visitors saw an event at the London 2012 Festival, figures show. Arts, theatre, music and exhibitions were part...
My Poetry Competition Tactics

My Poetry Competition Tactics

28.10.2012
As The Compte De Valmont knew, tactics are everything, whether you are plotting to win the National Poetry Competition or to possess and/or...
The Sense of Sound, in French and Wardwesan

The Sense of Sound, in French and Wardwesan

27.10.2012
So what can we get from a Wardwesân reading? It either sounds good, or it doesn't; without the expert guidance of Frédéric Werst, the...
Wild Cards

Wild Cards

26.10.2012
If you like to think of your poems as horses (as I do), this is anyone's race.

Happy Birthday, Dylan Thomas! The Poet's Best Quotes And Pictures

26.10.2012
This week the late, great Dylan Thomas would have turned 98. Which is kind of amazing. We've always been fans of his poetry, fuzzy hair...

Happy Birthday Sylvia Plath - Here's Your Best Quotes And Photos

26.10.2012
Today would have been Sylvia Plath's 80th birthday. As she shares it with Dylan Thomas, we spent a little while imagining what kind of...

Seamus Heaney Heads Londonderry's UK City Of Culture Plans

26.10.2012
Northern Irish Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney will be among an array of international and local talent featured during Londonderry's...
Simon Armitage Leads TS Eliot Shortlist

Simon Armitage Leads TS Eliot Shortlist

25.10.2012
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...

Retail Giant Turns To Poetry

23.10.2012
It was only last year that retailers John Lewis inspired tears, groans and some wonderfully wicked parodies with their now infamous child-carrying-a-box...