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Luke Kennard

Luke Kennard appointed new Canal Laureate 08-Dec-15

Kennard will replace Jo Bell as the Canal Laureate for 2016.

Christopher Middleton

Christopher Middleton obituary 03-Dec-15

Poet Christopher Middleton has died.

Ashraf Fayadh

Calls for poet to be released 26-Nov-15

Ashraf Fayadh, the Palestinian poet and artist, is facing execution in Saudi Arabia.

Andrew McMillan

Andrew McMillan wins Guardian first book award 26-Nov-15

McMillan is the first poet to win the £10,000 prize.

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The Michael Marks shortlist 23-Nov-15

The shortlist for the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets has been announced.


The poets of Instagram 23-Nov-15

A new generation of poets are becoming best-sellers through their use of social media.

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Mary Evans Picture Library - call for poems 14-Nov-15

London based picture library starts new poetry blog.

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Fan finds hidden riddle in Eliot poems 09-Nov-15

A hidden anagram has potentially been found in the late poet's work.

CK Stead

C. K. Stead is the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate for New Zealand 06-Nov-15

On August 11 C. K. Stead was awarded the two-year tenure of New Zealand Poet Laureate, taking over the role from poet Vincent O'Sullivan.

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Another previously unseen Eliot poem emerges 03-Nov-15

It seems Eliot created another cat, in addition to those we know and love from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

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Lost Dylan Thomas poem to receive first performance 30-Oct-15

The poem was forgotten after it was published by a magazine in 1942, before Thomas found fame.

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T S Eliot Prize Shortlist 23-Oct-15

The Poetry Book Society have announced the shortlist for the 2015 prize.

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Ted Hughes' widow criticises new biography 15-Oct-15

Carol Hughes has described a new unauthorised biography of the late poet laureate as being riddled with factual errors.

CK Williams

CK Williams obituary 13-Oct-15

Poet Charles Kenneth Williams has died.

Society of Authors

The Society of Authors create new group for poets 06-Oct-15

The SoA say they want to do even more to support poets.


National Poetry Day 2015 05-Oct-15

Celebrate National Poetry Day this Thursday 8th October!

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We British by Andrew Marr 05-Oct-15

Written for World Poetry Day, this book is a history of Britain told through its poetry.

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New TS Eliot poems reveal his assured sexuality 01-Oct-15

Erotic poems written for his wife are among previously unseen works to appear new edition.

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Claudia Rankine wins the Forward Prize for Best Collection 29-Sep-15

A year of female winners as Claudia Rankine, Mona Arshi and Claire Harman come out victorious.

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New Ted Hughes biography reveals various controversies 28-Sep-15

Biography reveals details of the poem written by Hughes about the night that Slyvia Plath died.

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