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Battle for Oxford Chair Heats Up as Wole Soyinka Responds to Incendiary Comments May 28, 2015: Need an update on the Oxford poetry chair? Sure you do. “Candidates for one of the most prestigious posts in poetry are embroiled in a war of words as Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka hit back at [...] by

Rare Book Thieves Cringe at Title of New Conference May 19, 2015: The Guardian reports that the British Library will host the first conference of its kind on the topic of book theft (entitled “The Written Heritage of Mankind in Peril”) after a series of [...] by

This Just In: Simon Armitage Joins Contenders for Oxford Professorship May 12, 2015: Wow! As we mentioned recently, the finalists for Oxford Professor of Poetry are slowly coming together. At the end of last week, we shared The Guardian’s news that Wole Soyinka was among the [...] by

The Guardian’s David Wheatley Examines JH Prynne: ‘Stockhausen of Modern Poetry’ May 11, 2015: How to begin reading J.H. Prynne’s poetry? Although the contemporary British poet’s writing is a challenge, there are certain rewards. As Wheatley writes: “There is something [...] by

Wole Soyinka Among Top Candidates for Oxford Professor of Poetry May 8, 2015: The Guardian reports that Wole Soyinka is leading the pack of three for the highly coveted position as Oxford professor of poetry, “a 300-year-old elected post which is seen as the top academic [...] by

The Guardian Visits Claerwen James March 24, 2015: The Guardian brought to light Claerwen James’s recollections of her father, the poet Clive James. Claerwen’s recollections are of an isolated childhood, without her father. She is an [...] by

The Corporation’s Operating of the Avant-Garde & Writing in the Afterlife March 11, 2015: At The Guardian, author Tom McCarthy considers the writer as literary anthropologist in our time of data saturation, giving Stéphane Mallarmé a major role: In his landmark essay-cum-manifesto The [...] by

Poetry Ireland Review Tributes Seamus Heaney in Special Issue March 2, 2015: The Guardian has the scoop on a new “tribute album” celebrating the work of the late Seamus Heaney, published as a dedicated issue of Poetry Ireland Review. Editor Vona Groarke approached 50 [...] by

After Rigorous Forensic Testing, Pablo Neruda’s Body Returns Home February 24, 2015: After two years of forensic tests conducted in three countries, Pablo Neruda’s remains will return to Chile and be reburied at the side of his third wife, Mathilde Urritia. Although rumored to [...] by

Abe Books Searches for First Editions of ‘The Iliad’ Climb after Release of The Boy Next Door; Film Critics Lay Siege on the Film’s Script February 20, 2015: The Guardian reports that searches for “The Iliad, first edition” on the online marketplace AbeBooks have climbed since the release of J-Lo’s new movie The Boy Next Door, which [...] by