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Edinburgh Napier University Celebrates ‘Great War’ Archive’s Relaunch With Celebrity Readings, Including Sir Daniel Day-Lewis November 7, 2016: The BBC (Scotland) reports Sir Daniel Day-Lewis has recorded a reading of Wilfred Owen’s poems to honor the relaunch of Edinburgh Napier University’s War Poets Collection. The collection, [...] by

A Visit to John Keats’s Final Resting Place November 3, 2016: Who are the “illustrious dead” buried in Rome’s “Non-Catholic Cemetery”? The English poet John Keats, Beat poet Gregory Corso, and even the philosopher Antonio Gramsci. [...] by

Old English Poetry Book Garners UNESCO ‘Memory of the World’ Status June 23, 2016: The Exeter Book, one of four surviving poetry manuscripts written in Old English, received this special jurisdiction in Cardiff (U.K.) on Monday. A compendium of poetry and riddles written in 970 AD, [...] by

Now Online: Siegfried Sassoon’s War Diaries August 4, 2014: Thanks to BBC News for reporting on Cambridge University Library’s digitization of Siegfried Sassoon’s war diaries, which are now available online. A few details: The archive of 23 [...] by

Mexico’s José Emilio Pacheco Dies at 74 January 28, 2014: Today we discovered the sad news of the death of José Emilio Pacheco, winner of the 2009 Cervantes Literature Prize. He was 74. The Huffington Post reports: Jose Emilio Pacheco, widely regarded as [...] by

Jeremy Irons Reads T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets January 21, 2014: You have only 4 days left to hear Jeremy Irons read T.S. Eliot’s masterpiece Four Quartets! From BBC Radio 4: Four Quartets is the culminating achievement of T.S. Eliot’s career as a [...] by

BBC Radio 4 on the Poetry of San Francisco August 22, 2013: Run, do not walk! over to the BBC to listen to the fantastic episode “Poetry of Gold and Angels” from Radio 4. There are only 3 days left to give it a listen (hence our imperative to [...] by

A WWII Bomber and Poet is Laid to Rest July 19, 2013: According to BBC News, David Raikes, a WWII-pilot and aspiring poet, has finally been laid to rest. He and members of 18 Squadron went missing after their plane was shot down in Italy. An Italian [...] by

Which Jo(h)nson Is It?…Eliot Doesn’t Know February 13, 2013: A letter written by T.S. Eliot has surfaced after 40 years of obscurity, according to this news item from the BBC. The letter was a addressed to Jacob Isaacs and concerned the republication of [...] by

Revisiting the links between poetry and mental illness February 7, 2011: The BBC‘s Alex Hudson updates some of the familiar territory surrounding the links between madness and creativity, particularly poetry. Instead of wondering whether poetry drives one insane, [...] by