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Today I have finally sat down and written some words to contribute to the ten-thousand that I need to make up my completed dissertation. I’ve written four-hundred and seventy-five so far, which is nice due to it being a lovely round number, but they’re not very good. 638 more words


New poetry season on the BBC

Last month author Robert Harris criticised the BBC for its lack of dedicated programming for books.

The BBC has now announced that a season of poetry-focused programmes to be screened on BBC4 . 189 more words


A Poem a Week. #5 Homecoming, Simon Armitage, 1989.

Think, two things on their own and both at once.
The first, that exercise in trust, where those in front
stand with their arms spread wide and free-fall… 190 more words

Feeding the souls of man and dog!

A most fabulous idea of sharing poetry in the wild.

One of the great advantages of having a dog, or nine, is that there are endless opportunities to go walking with them. 674 more words


Simon Armitage - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

I first came across Simon Armitage on Radio 4 discussing his translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a medieval epic poem written by an unknown poet possibly from Derbyshire. 462 more words


Review of Simon Armitage's Paper Aeroplane

As part of our project to make available reviews of poets taking part at StAnza 2015, we are obliged to DURA – the Dundee University Review of the Arts – for allowing us to re-post this review from their website. 753 more words

Louis Butelli: Speaking Shakespeare and Schiller

Hi again from your friend Louis Butelli! Here at the Folger Theatre, our production of Mary Stuart is up and running, and you should definitely come and see it. 1,142 more words

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