Elizabeth Bishop

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The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle, edited by Saskia Hamilton – review
This collection of correspondence between the critic and the poet as their marriage fell apart provides a riveting study of ethics and betrayal

Peter Conrad

29, Dec, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Dear Elizabeth review – poets bare their souls in a lyrical show
Jade Anouka and Jonjo O’Neill give first-rate performances reading the letters between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell

Michael Billington

23, Jan, 2019 @11:24 AM

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Top 10 books about Americans abroad
Writers from Joan Didion to James Baldwin complicate the traditionally white and male tales of wide-eyed innocents at large

Ian MacKenzie

15, Aug, 2018 @10:46 AM

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Robert Lowell at 100: why his poetry has never been more relevant
Lowell’s confessional work of the 1960s marked a sea change in American letters – then he fell out of favour. But on the eve of his centenary, his work offers an urgent political message in a time of Trump

Max Liu

01, Mar, 2017 @11:23 AM

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Poster poems: bus journeys
A communal space offering an ever-changing view of life passing by, buses have opened windows on to the world for many poets. Share your bus verses here

Billy Mills

14, Oct, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Poem of the week: Yangtze by Sarah Howe
An elliptical account of a journey down the Chinese river subtly registers the impact of massive environmental damage

Carol Rumens

02, May, 2016 @10:00 AM

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The sequel to Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: women, look upon these works and weep…
Anthony Holden on the ‘female’ sequel to Poems That Make Grown Men Cry – the surprise bestselling anthology he put together with his son Ben

Anthony Holden

23, Feb, 2016 @7:30 AM

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On my radar: Greta Gerwig’s cultural highlights
The mumblecore star on Colm Tóibín’s writing about poetry, the surprising allure of Peaky Blinders and the restoration of Satyajit Ray’s cinema classics

Priya Elan

26, Jul, 2015 @9:00 AM

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'Every hour a glass of wine' – the female writers who drank

The long list of male alcoholic authors is well known, but what about their literary sisters? Olivia Laing looks back on the great female writers who sought refuge in the bottle and salvation on the page

Olivia Laing

13, Jun, 2014 @1:00 PM

The 10 best recordings of poets

Andrew Motion chooses his favourite poems read aloud by those who write them

Andrew Motion

06, Jun, 2014 @3:00 PM

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Reaching for the Moon review – messy but respectful biopic of artists' relationships
Poet Elizabeth Bishop and landscape architect Lota de Macedo Soares's messy lives and loves are paid watchable tribute, writes Leslie Felperin

Leslie Felperin

17, Apr, 2014 @8:15 PM

The 10 best poems about spring

From Shakespeare to Larkin, Kate Kellaway chooses her favourite celebrations of spring

Kate Kellaway

21, Mar, 2014 @12:00 PM

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