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The Many Frenemies of Luke Kennard

Phil Brown | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Phil Brown

In the eleven years since Luke Kennard won the Eric Gregory Award for The Solex Brothers, he has released five collections, two pamphlets, a novella a...

Simon Armitage's Translation of Pearl - Review

Phil Brown | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Phil Brown

"If every person in the country was buying poetry and it was available on every street corner and when you turned on BBC 1 on Saturday night, poetry p...

Poetry, the Art Form That Tries To Think Before It Speaks

Jason Holmes | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

In a recent interview with Andrew Marr, the writer and broadcaster Clive James said he'd "be lost without poetry" and in doing so spoke for us all. We, like James, take refuge in words, bathing in the salve of their sound, of English used with precision and intent...

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 | 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...

Field Notes to the T.S. Eliot Prize

Robert Peake | Posted 15.03.2013 | Home
Robert Peake

The T.S. Eliot Prize for a single collection is one of the most popular, prestigious, and increasingly transatlantic poetry prizes in Britain. In preparation for the shortlist reading at the Royal Festival Hall, where thousands of poetry lovers including me will shortly descend with excitement, here is an overview of this year's 10 contenders.

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Posted 16.03.2013 | Home

Last Summer, HuffPost Culture announced a media partnership with HowTheLightGetsIn - Europe's biggest philosophy festival that takes place right here ...

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...

Sam Parker

WATCH: Simon Armitage On Why Poetry Is 'Unkillable' | Sam Parker | Posted 19.06.2012 | Home

Sat at a poetry reading in church in Laugharne, the small town in South Wales famous for being the home of Dylan Thomas, it's hard to think of a write...

Alice E. Vincent

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

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?