This week, Ruby adds her name to the ever-growing list of poets whose work has been awarded Poem of the Week. Her piece Half-hearted reminds us that a short, tightly crafted poem can be every bit as effective and successful as something longer. Our congratulations to Ruby are accompanied by our thanks for her candid and engaging responses to our Q&A
How do you feel your poetry has progressed since you began writing?
Mary Oliver, a celebrated and award-winning poet of the natural world, has died at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida, at the age of 83. She published mo...
18th Jan 2019 12:00 am
The presenter of BBC Radio 3’s arts and ideas programme Free Thinking, Shahidha Bari, will chair this year’s Forward prizes panel of judges, it was an...
21st Jan 2019 5:22 pm
The deadline is 14 February for the 2019 Hippocrates international Open and Health Professional awards for poetry and medicine, for an unpublished poe...
20th Jan 2019 11:44 pm
There are so many fine poems in Richard Robbins' new and selected poems, Body Turn to Rain, published by LynxHouse Press, that I had a difficult time ...
21st Jan 2019 12:00 am
Paul McGrane’s debut collection is an enjoyable glimpse into the mind of a man whose tastes, formed in the last decades of the 20th century, will chim...
20th Jan 2019 11:44 pm
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