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Whitbread Book Awards winners announced 10-Jan-05

The winner of the poetry category of the Whitbread Book Awards is Michael Symmons Roberts.

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Mona van Duyn dies 10-Dec-04

Mona van Duyn, poet: born Waterloo, Iowa 9 May 1921; married 1943 Jarvis Thurston; died University City, Missouri 2 December 2004.

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Arvon winner announced 25-Nov-04

The winner of the 2004 Arvon International Poetry Competition has been announced.

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Lost Larkin letters 22-Nov-04

Letters from Larkin to Monica Jones have been found.

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WS Merwin wins award for lifetime achievement 22-Nov-04

The American poet WS Merwin has won the Lannan Foundation's 2004 Lannan's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Lost Coleridge poem saved 15-Nov-04

Lines written in the margin of a poetry anthology which have been identified as a lost poem by Samuel Coleridge, have been acquired by the Wordsworth Trust.

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Lost Siegfried Sassoon poem 15-Nov-04

A previously unknown poem by Siegfried Sassoon has been found amongst his papers at Texas University. Written in 1915, 'Because we are Going' is a very pro-war poem, unlike his later works.

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T.S. Eliot Lecture 2004, The Dark Art of Poetry by Don Paterson 09-Nov-04

Responding to requests for the full transcript of this year's lecture delivered at Poetry International 2004 here is Don Paterson's text.

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Benjamin Zephaniah writes poem for British Council 08-Nov-04

The poet Benjamin Zephaniah, an enthusiastic advocate of the British Council, has written a poem to celebrate the Council's 70th anniversary.

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T.S. Eliot shortlist has been announced 04-Nov-04

The shortlist for T.S. ELiot Prize 2004 has been announced. Judges Douglas Dunn (Chair), Paul Farley and Carol Rumens chose the following ten collections:

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Kathleen Jamie wins Forward Poetry Prize 26-Oct-04

Becoming the third woman in 13 years to win Britain's most valuable prize, picking up the £10,000 prize for the Best Collection.


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