Posts tagged 'Poetry'
Posted 7 January 2013
Author of The Weight of Water Sarah Crossan muses on why she chose to write a teenage novel in verse form
Read 'Poetry versus prose '
Posted 23 October 2012
Booktrust's Anna McKerrow writes about a range of opportunities for exploring poetry in the classroom, including the T S Eliot Prize Shadowing Scheme
Read 'Heads up! It's poetry season '
Posted 21 February 2012
I've been lucky enough to attend two great events the last two Monday nights; braving the cold weather and fighting my natural tendency to hibernate at the start of the...
Read 'Claire Shanahan on The Sebald Lecture/Claire...'
Posted 16 January 2012
Tonight is the announcement of the winner of the T S Eliot Poetry Prize 2012. Just to remind you... here's the shortlist
Read 'Measuring out my life in coffee...'
Posted 6 May 2011
Continuing Booktrust's series on authors and where they write. Today, the author of memoir The Horseman's Word... Roger Garfitt...
Read 'Authors' Spaces: Roger Garfitt '
Posted 2 September 2010
If you missed the live stream of our improv poetry event featuring Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Laura Dockrill, Luke Wright, Dizraeli and Doc Brown, never fear for we have two videos...
Read 'Whose Muse Is It Anyway? '
Posted 16 August 2010
Folk musician Emmy the Great's Emma-Lee Moss guest-blogs in our continuing Authors We Love... series with her favourite uncle, the poet Peter Suart.
Read 'Emmy the Great on her favourite...'
Posted 12 July 2010
The confessional poets of the 60s, such as Sylvia Plath and Robert Lowell, appeared to be exposing their deepest psyches in their poetry: letting rip with a no-holds-barred (especially in...
Read 'Faber New Poets 5-8: Joe Dunthorne,...'
Posted 19 May 2009
Recently I've been on the hunt for the perfect reading for during my wedding ceremony. It needs to be romantic, quirky, funny and hopefully not too earnest. It needs to...
Read 'The Perfect Reading '
Posted 7 May 2009
Although it’s been getting lots of press and I may not be saying anything original by mentioning it, I’m really excited and pleased that Carol Ann Duffy is the new...
Read 'A new phase for poetry '