Poetry

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Poem of the week: Llyn Gwynant by Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
A bracing celebration of the exhilaration and refreshment found in wild swimming

Carol Rumens

27, Jun, 2022 @9:46 AM

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On my radar: Lucy Kirkwood’s cultural highlights
The playwright on the poetry and silliness of Aldous Harding, an inspiring new theatre in Suffolk and binge-reading Saba Sams’s short stories

Killian Fox

25, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Michael Rosen marks Anne Frank anniversary with new poem
Sonnet for Anne Frank reflects on the ‘awful paradox between the living spirit of the diary and then the knowledge that you have’

Sarah Shaffi

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Cancelling Kate Clanchy has blocked publication of our kids’ poems | Letter
Letter: So, Tory MPs, you hate cancel culture – why aren’t you sticking up for her, asks Sushila Burgess

Letters

24, Jun, 2022 @5:06 PM

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Nadhim Zahawi: axing Larkin and Owen poems for GCSE is cultural vandalism
Education secretary denounces exam board’s decision to replace the two poets in English literature course

Richard Adams Education editor

23, Jun, 2022 @11:40 AM

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Shock ending: how the Costa book awards changed reading – and pitted husband against wife
After 50 years, the prize has been scrapped. How did it change Britain’s literary landscape? And what happened at the awards when Margaret Drabble was seated next to Theresa May?

Claire Armitstead

23, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Jean Kenward obituary
Other lives: Poet and children’s author, and the creator of Ragdolly Anna, whose adventures were dramatised for television in the 1980s

Andrew Chesterman

22, Jun, 2022 @5:19 PM

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The small town with a big potato that inspired a global poetry win
Robertson might be tiny but for poet and schoolteacher Peter Ramm, it is the secret weapon that helped him win the UK’s biggest prize for unpublished poetry

Michelle Haines Thomas

21, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Artist Penny Goring: ‘David Bowie showed me that there was another world’
Brought up in a rough area, Goring drank heavily and never thought that she would make it as an artist. Finally, after a detour into ‘weird Facebook’, her freaky explorations of womanhood are getting their due

Hettie Judah

21, Jun, 2022 @9:37 AM

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Poem of the week: Upon Wedlock, and the Death of Children by Edward Taylor
An extraordinary, theologically agile reflection on family life bears comparison with much more famous metaphysical poems

Carol Rumens

20, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Landmark’ anthology 100 Queer Poems published for Pride month
Collection edited by Andrew McMillan and Mary Jean Chan ‘questions and redefines’ the meaning of its title

Sarah Shaffi

15, Jun, 2022 @8:44 AM

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Country diary: We rise and fall with the treecreepers outside
Yr Elenydd, Ceredigion: In a tiny chapel I sit among the devout, one eye on the window

Jim Perrin

14, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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