Poetry

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Acts of pettiness delight me | Hannah Jane Parkinson
The pettiest person in the world is Donald Trump. It is the only thing to recommend him

Hannah Jane Parkinson

26, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Writ in water, preserved in plaster: how Keats' death mask became a collector's item
The recent sale of a cast for £12,500 is a testament to the Romantic poet’s enduring legacy, on the bicentenary of his death

Andrew Lloyd

26, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Two Way Mirror by Fiona Sampson review – a fine life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A portrait of the poet and ‘public prophet’ spotlights her entanglements with empire and race but doesn’t neglect the schlockier pleasures of biographical speculation

Kathryn Hughes

24, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The soul of the city: San Francisco honors literary hero Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The co-founder of the City Lights Bookstore had global stature but remained a neighborhood fixture

Peter-Astrid Kane

24, Feb, 2021 @5:24 AM

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti obituary
Poet whose outlook spanned anarchism, ecology, publishing and the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco

James Campbell

23, Feb, 2021 @10:42 PM

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights bookshop, dies aged 101
Poet and countercultural pioneer put on trial for publishing Allen Ginsberg’s Howl went on to become a beloved icon of San Francisco

Sian Cain

23, Feb, 2021 @7:42 PM

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Nude selfies: are they now art?
Lockdown has triggered a boom in the exchange of intimate shots – and now a new book called Sending Nudes is celebrating the pleasures and perils of baring all to the camera

Claire Armitstead

23, Feb, 2021 @4:11 PM

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Poem of the week: A Grey Day by William Vaughn Moody
Some surprisingly buoyant and cheering verses from a neglected American writer

Carol Rumens

22, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Unfinished manuscripts that lay behind Palestinian critic’s stated contempt for fiction
Scholar Edward Said longed to write novels, yet never succeeded, a new biography reveals

Donna Ferguson

21, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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A joy forever: poetry world prepares to mark bicentenary of John Keats
Two hundred years after his early death, plays, readings and new poetry will honour the legacy of the much beloved author

Alison Flood

19, Feb, 2021 @4:02 PM

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‘You can smell the sweat and hair gel’: the best nightclub scenes from culture
Writers and artists including Róisín Murphy, Tiffany Calver and Sigala on the art that transports them to the dancefloor during lockdown

Peter Bradshaw, Claire Armitstead, Keza MacDonald, Simran Hans, Ammar Kalia, Lanre Bakare, Lyndsey Winship, Alexis Petridis, Arifa Akbar, Aniefiok Ekpoudom and Jonathan Jones. Artist interviews by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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How to Wash a Heart by Bhanu Kapil review – unsettling reflections on displacement
The British poet examines the nature of hospitality in this TS Eliot prize-winning book

Kate Kellaway

16, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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