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Forward Poetry Prize Nominee Eleanor Rees

Jane Davis writes to point out that Liverpool poet Eleanor Rees has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best…

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Winter Blues

Writer and editor Helen Tookey is already predicting the start of autumn and the approach of winter and to make…

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Calderstones

Rebel Girls

Rebel Girls: their fight for the vote is a new book by Jill Liddington, about the forgotten suffragettes across the…

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William Faulkner and the End of Man

Like James Joyce, William Faulkner has an unjust reputation as a 'difficult' writer. Perhaps for this reason he is relatively…

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Upcoming TV Adaptations

Angela Macmillan made contact to point out that the BBC is working on several interesting-looking TV adaptations of eighteenth and…

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Literature

Booker Prize longlist announced

Judges have announced the titles longlisted for this year's Booker Prize for fiction. The prize is one of the world's…

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Literature

100 Years On The Road

This year is the 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac's famous rambling American epic, On The Road, but few people will…

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Charles Simic–US Poet Laureate

The Guardian reports that Charles Simic has been named poet laureate of the United States by the Library of Congress.…

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Literature

Women Writers Before 1700

I came across this excellent site via Language Hat and thought it should be shared. It's a compilation of women's…

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The Book of Hopes and Dreams

Dee Rimbaud made contact recently about The Book Of Hopes And Dreams, a charity poetry anthology, published to raise money…

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Famous Poems as Limericks

Boing Boing, the self-styled "directory of wonderful things" posted a link yesterday to a collection of limericks based on famous…

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Recommended Reads: Poppy Shakespeare

I have just finished reading Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allen. Set in a North London day hospital, Allen draws on…

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