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Friday, June 29, 2012

Poetry from each olympic nation - interactive map

Poems extracted from The World Record: International Voices from Poetry Parnassus, edited by Neil Astley and Anna Selby, published by Bloodaxe Books and Southbank Centre at £10 on June 26 2012. Of the featured poets, 145 will be at the week-long Poetry Parnassus as part of Southbank Centre's Festival of the World. (Guardian)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sixty years in poems

Carol Ann Duffy invites leading poets to recall a year in verse


Here and there a bit cluttered by the "We Didnt' Start The Fire" type snippets, perhaps. Still fascinating to see what they make of the challenge.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Listen to readings of Philip Larkin by...

"... Like the clientele of a hyper-exclusive cafĂ©, the evening’s readers—James Fenton, Saskia Hamilton, Mary Karr, Nick Laird, Katha Pollitt, Paul Simon, and Zadie Smith among them—sat in threes around small tables up on stage and took turns approaching the lectern to read a Larkin poem of choice. ..."

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2012/04/philip-larkin-reading-cooper-union.html#ixzz1tAKly3R4