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Jackie Kay Named New Scottish Makar March 16, 2016: The Guardian reports that Scottish writer Jackie Kay has been named the country’s new “makar,” also known as the national poet. Kay told the paper that, “particularly since [...] by

A New Poet Laureate for Wales March 3, 2016: The Guardian reports that Ifor ap Glyn has been appointed Wales’s fourth poet laureate. Glyn follows in the footsteps of Gillian Clarke, who held the prestigious position for the last eight [...] by

Hollie McNish Speaks to the Guardian About the Practicality of Motherhood Poetry February 15, 2016: Hollie McNish began writing poetry when she was seven to protest littering on the outskirts of Reading. She stopped writing poetry during her coursework at Cambridge University, but motherhood [...] by

Ashraf Fayadh Death Sentence Overturned by Saudi Court February 3, 2016: We’re happy to report that the death sentence for Ashraf Fayadh imposed by a Saudi court has been overturned. You might remember we initially reported on the story here and here. Unfortunately, [...] by

‘The boys appear not to be happy’: UK Literary Press Give Sarah Howe #derangedpoetess January 26, 2016: Sarah Howe, who surprised many by winning the £20,000 T. S. Eliot Prize for her first book Loop of Jade, has a trending hashtag attributed to her success, #derangedpoetess. In a report at The [...] by

The Guardian Reports the Death of Olwyn Hughes January 7, 2016: For The Guardian, Jonathan Bate writes about the recent death of Ted Hughes’s literary agent and sister, Olwyn Hughes. Bate is the author of the recent Ted Hughes biography, Ted Hughes: The [...] by

Prowle Returns Spender Prize, Allegedly Plagiarized December 18, 2015: The Guardian reports Allen Prowle has returned the Stephen Spender Prize, awarded to him for his translations of Rutger Kopland, after a Dutch poetry site called the translations “blatant [...] by

The Guardian Reports on an Appeal Against the Death Sentence of Ashraf Fayadh December 17, 2015: According to the Guardian, Ashram Fayadh’s lawyer has filed an appeal against a Saudi court’s initial ruling to behead the poet, as we reported last month. The appeal cites serious flaws, [...] by

Sarah Howe Named ‘Young Writer of the Year’ December 11, 2015: Sarah Howe, recent contributor to Poetry and our very own Harriet, and author of Loop of Jade, has been named the Sunday Times/Peters Fraser and Dunlop young writer of the year. Loop of Jade is [...] by

The Guardian Compiles the Best Poetry Books of 2015 December 8, 2015: It’s that special time again! As is the case with many periodicals, the Guardian has compiled a few of its favorite poetry books published over the course of this year in the U.K. Les Murray is [...] by