Jo Shapcott

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Poem of the week: Hairless by Jo Shapcott
Blending science, fantasy, and feminism, this is an unpretentious work that dances lightly over its weighty concerns

Carol Rumens

13, Nov, 2017 @9:44 AM

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Poetry Society top prize explores familial discord
Eric Berlin wins prestigious award with poem Night Errand, while David Morley takes Ted Hughes prize

Mark Brown

31, Mar, 2016 @6:47 PM

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Rosemary Tonks, the lost poet

Rosemary Tonks was a feted poet, trenchant reviewer and literary socialite. And then she 'disappeared'. Following her death last month, Neil Astley traces her extraordinary story

Neil Astley

31, May, 2014 @7:00 AM

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Sylvia Plath gets all-star tribute for Ariel anniversary
Actors and poets including Juliet Stevenson and Jo Shapcott will gather to recite the entire collection

Alison Flood

10, Apr, 2013 @11:01 PM

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Guardian Books poetry podcast: Jo Shapcott reads Emily Dickinson

Jo Shapcott kicks off a new series of poets reading from their favourite work by another author. Shapcott picks Emily Dickinson

Produced by Tim Maby and Kelly Bruce

15, Feb, 2013 @1:12 PM

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London 2012: Poetry in the Olympic Park – in pictures

Take a look at the poems from Carol Ann Duffy, Jo Shapcott, Alfred Tennyson and others which Winning Words have woven into the fabric of the Olympic Park

27, Jul, 2012 @9:52 AM

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Poetry Parnassus to gather poets from every Olympic nation
Organisers of the Cultural Olympiad event are still looking for artists from 23 countries, and need the public to help them

Alison Flood

17, Apr, 2012 @1:25 PM

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Artists, performers and politicians on the Guardian Open Weekend

Some of the speakers at the festival of ideas and open journalism share their highlights and reflections

India Knight, Grayson Perry, Philippa Perry, Robert Harris, Steve McQueen, Jeffrey Sachs, Jo Shapcott, Tom Watson, Jon Snow, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Ed Balls and Fiona Shaw

25, Mar, 2012 @11:44 PM

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Jo Shapcott wins Queen's gold medal for poetry
Costa prize-winning poet follows illustrious predecessors including WH Auden and John Betjeman

Alison Flood

23, Dec, 2011 @2:48 PM

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Jo Shapcott reads her poem I Go Inside the Tree - video

Jo Shapcott, winner of the Costa book of the year award for Of Mutability, reads her poem I Go Inside the Tree

Laurence Topham

15, Dec, 2011 @9:20 AM

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Forward poetry prize: who got rid of the women?
Sarah Crown: The all-male shortlist for this year's prize is sadly true to form. But apportioning blame is not easy

Sarah Crown

14, Jul, 2011 @12:06 PM

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Jo Shapcott: the book of life

Jo Shapcott's poetry collection Of Mutability won the Costa prize this week. She talks here about how cancer transformed her outlook – and her work

Kira Cochrane

27, Jan, 2011 @8:00 AM

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