Poetry

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A gut feeling about Liz Truss’s politics | Brief letters
Brief letters: Political slogans | Delilah (I just cannot take any more) | Poetry for the masses | A trick question | Government acronyms

07, Feb, 2023 @6:01 PM

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Richard Kell obituary
Other lives: Poet, teacher and composer who became part of the vibrant poetry scene in Newcastle and the north-east

Tim Kell

07, Feb, 2023 @5:34 PM

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Brave civil service whistleblowers give us hope for public life | Brief letters
Brief letters: Allegiance to the truth | Energy poverty | Burning hope | Bye, bye, bye Browning | Dominic Raab

06, Feb, 2023 @4:46 PM

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Poem of the week: Morfudd Like the Sun by Dafydd ap Gwilym
This radiant verse by the 14th-century Welsh bard translated by M Wynn Thomas uncovers a forgotten poetic innovator

Carol Rumens

06, Feb, 2023 @1:26 PM

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The week in audio: Love, Janessa; The Comb; Arctic Monkeys: Believe the Hype and more
A global catfish scam and a Somalian woman’s adolescence make for two gripping World Service shows, while Sheffield’s finest still sound good on the dancefloor

Miranda Sawyer

04, Feb, 2023 @5:00 PM

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The best recent poetry – review roundup
Content Warning: Everything by Akwaeke Emezi; The Hopeful Hat by Carole Satyamurti; Toys/Tricks/Traps by Christopher Reid; The Fourth Sister by Laura Scott

Kit Fan

03, Feb, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Gerald Moore obituary
Other lives: Expert on African literature who spent much of his time as a lecturer in Nigeria and Uganda

Catherine Bennett

02, Feb, 2023 @12:07 PM

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Poem of the week: Sonnet 105 by William Shakespeare
In this meditative poem, it feels as if the poet is addressing himself rather than flourishing words for a beloved

Carol Rumens

30, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘I knew my son had gone’: Michael Rosen on the moment that changed his life – extract
In this extract from his new book, Getting Better, the author and poet describes the death of his beloved teenage son, Eddie

Michael Rosen

29, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Poem of the week: Girlfriend, Poem 1 by Marina Tsvetaeva
This daring love poem, written in Russia in 1914, relays its intense passion with sardonic resignation

Carol Rumens

23, Jan, 2023 @11:17 AM

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Toy Fights: A Boyhood by Don Paterson review – God, brawls and jazz
The poet tells the story of his early life in Dundee in vivid prose, complete with hyperbole, swearing and grumpy asides

John Mullan

20, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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TS Eliot prize winner Anthony Joseph: how poetry helped me love my absent father
The writer on switching from rock to poetry and how Sonnets for Albert explores his relationship with a missing parent who became an almost ‘mythological figure’

Sarah Shaffi

18, Jan, 2023 @2:20 PM

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