Never mind the critics - TS Eliot would have liked new film of Cats, says estate's administrator

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TS Eliot would probably have enjoyed the film adaptation of Cats despite the critical mauling it has received from reviewers around the world, according to the administrator of the poet’s estate, the Guardian has reported.

The Guardian’s own critic, Peter Bradshaw, gave it a one-star out of five rating, and wrote his review entirely in verse, in an attempted parody of Eliot. His review, titled ...

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Lorna Goodison awarded Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry

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The Jamaican poet Lorna Goodison has been awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for poetry, Buckingham Palace has announced. Lorna Goodison is Jamaica’s poet laureate, and over her 34-year career has published 13 collections of poetry.

On receiving the award, she said: “I am honoured and deeply grateful...

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Louise Fazackerley launches 'The Lolitas' collection

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A collection by leading spoken word poet Louise Fazackerley that includes the experience of working with groomed girls in the care system, and is in part a response to Nabokov's novel Lolita and the #...

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Raymond Antrobus wins £5,000 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award

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The multi-award winning poet Raymond Antrobus has won the £5,000 Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year award for his debut collection The Perseverance.

The Perseverance has al...

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Michaela Coplen wins £2,000 Troubadour prize

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A young American currently studying at Oxford University, Michaela Coplen, pictured, has won the £2,000 Troubadour international prize with her poem ‘Re-branding’. Kathryn Maris, one of the two compet...

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