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It’s more than a bloody lawn June 23, 2010: Wimbledon poet laureate Matt Harvey has been thinking about those grass courts and writing about it. Here's an excerpt from his latest verse. Read the rest at the Poetry Trust website, where you can also listen to Harvey read the poem. more than a lawn it's a lawn - just a lawn but it's more than a lawn it's a dance floor, a war zone, [...] by

What do poets have to say about the World Cup? June 21, 2010: What do poets have to say about the World Cup? A lot, it turns out. As you'll see from reading Rosie Schaap's survey of, ahem, "Footy Verse". As “the world’s game,” perhaps no other sport has been written about by amateur and professional poets of so many nations. A commercial for the Museum of Soccer in São Paulo declares that “if [...] by