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At The Independent: on Why Poets Don’t Talk to ‘Ordinary People’ June 9, 2014: You’ve heard the Pulp song about “common people.” But why don’t poets engage with “ordinary people”? Howard Jacobson at The Independent ruminates on the subject: [...] by

Ask a Poet! James Carter at The Independent May 15, 2014: The questions that you’ve always wanted to see a children’s poet to answer, asked by The Independent’s Rebecca Davies and answered by children’s poet James Carter at the [...] by

Robert Fisk in Defense of Hashem Shabaani and Poetry in Iran, at The Independent February 17, 2014: The other week, we posted about Iranian poet and activist, Hashem Shabaani’s death by execution at the hands of Iranian authorities, after his life-long fight for civil rights in Iran. At The [...] by

New Research: Opening Line of Beowulf Is Not What We’ve Eternally Thunk November 4, 2013: The Independent has some terrifying news: Apparently the opening line to Beowulf has been misinterpreted for 200 years? Hwæt: It is perhaps the most important word in one of the greatest and most [...] by

The Independent Honors Foyle Young Poets of the Year October 1, 2013: One of the largest literary competitions in the world, the Foyle Prize, funded by the Foyle Foundation (UK), is an honor bestowed on 100 young poets from 11-17 years of age, annually: a figure that [...] by

Lorca’s Poet In New York Manuscript Goes on Display March 27, 2013: Lately, we’ve been reporting on old poems resurfacing, whether censored, tucked away, or seemingly lost for good. Federico García Lorca’s manuscript of Poet in New York falls in the [...] by

Tom Raworth Remembers Anselm Hollo January 31, 2013: As promised (and expected) more remembrances and tributes to Anselm Hollo, who died this week, are pouring in. We wanted to draw your attention to this tribute by Tom Raworth in the Independent. [...] by

The Independent Discusses Sharon Olds and Confessional Poetry January 25, 2013: The Independent looks at Sharon Olds in light of her recent T. S. Eliot Prize win and the entire concept of Confessionalism. “‘No one wants to be called a confessional poet,’ [...] by

The Lost Etchings of William Blake January 23, 2013: This is great news for all the William Blake fans out there, all the millions of you! Researchers at the University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library have stumbled upon a treasure trove of works [...] by