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Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize Answers Poetry’s Sophomore Woes June 15, 2017: At the Telegraph, Tristram Fane Saunders reminds us that, unlike in the world of novels and pop albums, in poetry the second collection is king. Unfortunately, poetry prizes are most often designated [...] by

T.S. Eliot Did Not Have Twin Daughters May 11, 2017: And yet, British police apprehended a con artist who pretended to be both of them. According to the Telegraph, Alison Reynolds posed as T.S. Eliot’s “twins” Claire and Chess Eliot, [...] by

Sir Geoffrey Hill Dies at 84 July 1, 2016: News reached us this morning of the death of Geoffrey Hill at the age of 84. Alice Goodman, Hill’s wife, confirmed his death today in a tweet. The Telegraph remembers Hill, writing: Sir [...] by

Germaine Greer, William Shakespeare, and Turned-on Housewives June 1, 2016: More from England’s Hay Festival: Germaine Greer claims William Shakespeare brought erotic poetry to “ordinary women” such as wives and servants, for the first time. “This is [...] by

Telegraph on Modigliani and Akhmatova’s Unrequited Love April 22, 2016: A new exhibition of Amedeo Modigliani’s drawings opens at the Estorick Collection in London this week. Modigliani and Russian poet Anna Akhmatova met circa 1910 and “became [...] by

The New Yorker’s Shakespeare Pen Is Smokin’ August 14, 2015: Feeling fine, Fiennes. Hm? The New Yorker has found Shakespeare’s lost weed sonnets? Something like that. They quote The Telegraph: “South African scientists have discovered that [...] by

Newly Crowned Oxford Professor of Poetry Is Simon Armitage June 23, 2015: As The Telegraph headline declares in summation: “Oxford ‘dull old farts’ choose Simon Armitage as new Professor of Poetry.” And so our otherwise starving angst malcontently [...] by

The Sympathetic Vladimir Mayakovksy February 5, 2015: A review of the new Mayakovsky biography by Swedish biographer Bengt Jangfeldt (U. Chicago Press 2014) is up at The Telegraph. Jeremy Noel-Tod writes that it “does much sympathetic justice to a [...] by

The Telegraph Calls Out T.S. Eliot’s ‘Seduction’ January 12, 2015: Allan Massie has summoned the spirit of T.S. Eliot to the pages of this weekend’s Telegraph. In an article that he wrote about Eliot’s poetry’s appeal, he explains why it is so easy [...] by

Australia’s Richest Writes Universe’s Worst February 24, 2014: For those who have decried Kristen Stewart’s recent poem published in Marie Claire as the “worst poem ever written,” we invite you to surf over to the Telegraph for a poetical [...] by