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Irish Poet John Montague Dies at 87 December 12, 2016: Over the weekended we were saddened by the news of the death of poet John Montague at the age of 87. As the Independent reports, Montague was a much-loved, prolific, and award-winning writer who [...] by

David Morley Wins Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry April 1, 2016: “David Morley, an ecologist who studied the impact of acid rain in the Lake District, has won the Ted Hughes award for New Work in Poetry,” reports the Independent. Morley’s £5,000 [...] by

Iris Murdoch Wanted The Beatles to ‘Step Into Tennyson’s Shoes’ March 7, 2016: While digging through the philosopher and novelist’s trove of letters, researchers uncovered correspondence in which Murdoch suggested that The Beatles should be poets laureate. Via The [...] by

Christopher Middleton, 1926–2015 December 2, 2015: Yesterday we heard news of the death of poet, essayist, translator, and scholar Christopher Middleton. Michael Glover remembers his life and work at The Independent: The poet, translator and essayist [...] by

George Orwell’s Poems For Sale November 4, 2015: The Independent reports that a collection of poems by George Orwell has been cleared for sale to the public. As Joel Gunter suggests, there might be a good reason why Orwell isn’t known as a [...] 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

William Shakespeare, Dopesmoker August 10, 2015: Over the weekend The Independent posted an intriguing article regarding chemical analysis conducted on a series of clay pipes found in William Shakespeare’s garden. South African scientists [...] by

The Waste Land Will Be Re-issued on the 50th Anniversary of Eliot’s Death August 7, 2015: What was your first reaction to T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land? On the fiftieth anniversary of Eliot’s death, and impending re-issue of the collection, The Independent’s Sean [...] by

Tomas Tranströmer, 1931–2015 March 27, 2015: We are so saddened to hear that Swedish poet and 2011 Nobel Literature laureate Tomas Tranströmer has died at the age of 83. The Independent reports: He had been nominated for the Nobel Prize every [...] by

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