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Thursday 1st March 2012 7:37 pm (first posted 19th January 2012)
* Marvellous poem by Charlotte Higgins, one of the Poetry Society's Slambassador winners
* He's still going strong, of course. But here's a short piece about John Cooper-Clarke when he first burst on to the punk scene
* Edward Thomas's biographer Matthew Hollis gives a tour of landmarks of Steep, Hampshire, where the poet lived and worked
* The Guardian's books blog has a performance poetry thread running. Fifty comments when we last looked.
* Interview with Jarvis Cocker on publishing his song lyrics with Faber
* Oxford's professor of poetry, Geoffrey Hill, mentions Mills and Boon in discussing the work of poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy
* The mysteries of editing poetry: from TS Eliot to John Burnside
* The BBC's Nick Higham talks to poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy
* Simon Armitage on falling asleep in trains, writing poem that fit in with Faber typesetting, and walking the Pennine Way. New Statesman interview
* Liz Lochhead reads My Rival’s House, Imtiaz Dharker reads Honour Killing, Simon Armitage reads An Accommodation, Fleur Adcock reads Strangers On a Tram, Paul Farley reads Treacle, Robin Robertson reads At Roane Head, and Jo Shapcott reads I go Inside the Tree, in a Guardian series of poets reading their own work.
* A librarianship student with the Poetry Library at the South Bank in London is doing a study on how people use poetry to support their emotional wellbeing. You can help by completing a short survey.
* “It might sound odd to call up-state Huddersfield a mysterious place, but when you get to the end of those valleys and the roads fizzle out, they're great venues for the imagination." Simon Armitage talking about the lure of the Pennines and his new translation, The Death of King Arthur, in a Guardian interview.
* BBC Newsnight: Why Oxford’s professor of poetry Geoffrey Hill includes Frankie Howerd and Ken Dodd among his inspirations.
* The Poetry Society: Roger McGough’s poem about the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree.