Poetry

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‘I’m free at last’: Uganda’s rudest poet on prison, protest and finding a new voice in Germany
Stella Nyanzi talks about challenging Uganda’s President Museveni from her new home and why she had to leave the land she loves

Lizzy Davies

27, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Her thunder would not be stolen’: Damian Lewis speaks about loss of Helen McCrory
Actor uses National Theatre tribute event to talk publicly for first time about wife, who died of cancer

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

26, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Poem of the week: Please Do Not Touch the Walrus … by Caleb Parkin
A museum’s warning notice provides a gleeful invitation to transgress

Carol Rumens

24, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The hounding of author Kate Clanchy has been a witch-hunt without mercy | Sonia Sodha
Publishers and other institutions are turning cowardly and brittle when faced with social media frenzies

Sonia Sodha

23, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Hurricane Watch by Olive Senior review – a champion of inclusion
Jamaica’s poet laureate gives equal attention to magpies, rum-soaked puddings and racial injustice in a playful, empathic collection

Kate Kellaway

18, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Poem of the week: The Garden by Nicholas Grimald
A gentle sermon from a ‘blissful plot’ on the therapeutic joys to be found among its plants and flowers

Carol Rumens

17, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘They are literally murdering us’: poet Joelle Taylor on bringing the LGBTQ+ community together
She’s been marginalised and slapped in the street – but Taylor’s passionate and nostalgic poems about butch lesbian subculture just won the TS Eliot prize. Can they also heal the divisions over gender identity?

Lucy Knight

17, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Robert Burns letters reveal poet was advised not to write in Scots
Burns told use of Scots language would alienate London readers in letter that forms part of University of Glasgow project

Caroline Davies

17, Jan, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Joelle Taylor wins TS Eliot poetry prize for ‘blazing’ C+nto & Othered Poems
Judges praise the former UK slam champion’s ‘vivid’ collection, exploring author’s experience of being a butch lesbian

Alison Flood

10, Jan, 2022 @7:30 PM

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Poem of the week: A Little Catechism from the Demon by Edwin Morgan
A mysterious supernatural spirit – who might be a wonky robot – sets out to teach the reader a lesson

Carol Rumens

10, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The best recent poetry – reviews roundup
Rrefractive Africa by Will Alexander; The Vulture by Gerard Woodward; Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke; Litanies by Naush Sabah; and Pilgrim Bell by Kaveh Akbar

David Wheatley

07, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Nobel winner Pablo Neruda was almost denied prize because of odes to Stalin
As well as revealing the full shortlist, newly opened archives show that the 1971 judging panel were concerned the Chilean winner’s politics were ‘incompatible with the purpose of the prize’

Alison Flood

05, Jan, 2022 @5:28 PM

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