Is there a word more fitting for the cultural climate of Britain in 2016 than pandemonium? When Milton coined that word, it
Beaufort Poem Scale is taken from Conversations with the Wind by Alice Oswald, a new collection of eight poems specially
This month, Alice Oswald and John Kinsella withdrew themselves from the TS Eliot Prize shortlist. Their reasoning? The funding behind the TS Eliot prize now comes from Aurum, a hedge-fund investment company, rather than the recently withdrawn Arts Council Funding that used to keep the Poetry Book Society afloat.