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London’s Young Poets Laureate Offer Writing Advice November 13, 2015: At The Guardian, London’s young poets laureate (past and present) offer their tips for a career in poetry: “Write about what’s difficult,” says current laureate Selina Nwulu. The [...] by

Shelley’s College-Age Angst Rediscovered November 11, 2015: A pamphlet by Percy Shelley, written while he was a student at Oxford and long believed lost, has been acquired by Oxford’s Bodleian Library. The physical copy is on display until December. [...] by

Chilean Goverment Admits Neruda’s Death a ‘Highly Probable’ Murder November 10, 2015: The Guardian reports of Chile’s acknowledgement that Pablo Neruda might indeed have been murdered by the Pinochet regime, as has been believed by many for some time. More: The interior ministry [...] by

Don Patterson’s Latest Collection Reviewed at The Guardian November 5, 2015: The Guardian reviews a new collection by the Scottish poet, Don Patterson. Patterson, who won the 2009 Forward Prize for his previous collection Rain, explores the sonnet in this latest work. More: [...] by

Gregory Pardlo, Saeed Jones, More Discuss Recent Diversity Report October 28, 2015: At The Guardian, a piece on poet Gregory Pardlo, with an eye on diversity, recognition, and how they really translate in terms of visibility in the poetry and publishing worlds. “I won the [...] by

Claudia Rankine Has Been Shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry October 22, 2015: Allison Flood of The Guardian writes that just a “week after Marlon James became the first Jamaican to win the Booker, the Jamaican-born poet Claudia Rankine has been shortlisted for the TS [...] by

Dial 555: Mons Museum Dials Back to Paul Verlaine’s Time in Jail October 21, 2015: The French poet Paul Verlaine spent 555 days in jail after shooting his then-lover Arthur Rimbaud in the wrist following an argument. He composed his best poetry there, argues Bernard Bousmanne, the [...] by

‘Make Like a Poet': Stephen Hawking, Samantha Morton, and Sean Bean for National Poetry Day October 5, 2015: On the occasion of the U.K.’s National Poetry Day, The Guardian’s “Books Blog” introduces a few familiar faces–Stephen Hawking, Samantha Morton, and Sean Bean–who are [...] by

Ted Hughes Biographer Aims to Redeem His Subject October 5, 2015: A new biography of Ted Hughes has stirred some controversy, with writer Jonathan Bate (scholar also of Shakespeare and John Clare) now closing in on Sylvia Plath’s suicide. In a new piece for The [...] by

Claudia Rankine Wins Forward Prize! September 29, 2015: Congratulations to Claudia Rankine: winner of the 2015 Forward Prize for her astonishing new book, Citizen. As you may have gathered from our many posts this spring and summer, the book has been [...] by