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‘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

At The Guardian: Young, London-based Poets Reflect on the Refugee Experience September 18, 2015: At The Guardian, five young London poets speak out about the refugee experience, and Europe’s eye-opening: “Europe is slowly (re-)discovering its humanity,” writes poet JJ Bola, author [...] by

How Crowdfunding Is Shaping Avant-Garde Literary Journals September 14, 2015: At The Guardian, Allison Flood reports on a fast-growing trend that is catching on with avant-garde literary journals: crowdfunding. Flood roots her analysis in the White Review’s recent [...] by

Claudia Rankine’s Next Book Will Be About the Culture of Cancer September 11, 2015: Holy Moley, The Guardian is on a roll: in addition to reporting on the 2015 Academy of American Poets Prizes, it shares this scoop from the desk of Claudia Rankine. The story begins with [...] by

It Really Happened: The Guardian Reacts to Joy Harjo’s Wallace Stevens Prize September 11, 2015: As we reported yesterday, The Academy of American Poets recently unveiled the winners of the 2015 American Poets Prizes. At The Guardian, more reflection on the poetry of Joy Harjo, winner of this [...] by

Toni Morrison Writes a Portrait of Primo Levi at The Guardian September 9, 2015: On September 17, The Complete Works of Primo Levi (edited by Ann Goldstein) will become a Penguin Classic. Though, as Toni Morrison writes, it’s always a good time to read Primo Levi, there may [...] by

The Guardian Surveys Bryant Park at its Most Poetic August 18, 2015: The Bryant Park Reading Room recently hosted a celebration for the winners of this year’s Whiting Foundation Awards. Each year, the Whiting Foundation awards $50,000 to ten emerging writers. At [...] by

Weird Science: Avies Platt, Yeats at the Sex Education Society August 11, 2015: When Avies Platt attended a meeting of the Sex Education Society (a group lead by “controversial sexologist” Norman Haire) she became captivated by “tall, somewhat gaunt, [...] by