Carol Ann Duffy leads reading of poems about loss of insects in last act as poet laureate

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The retiring poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, who steps down after her 10 year-tenure at the end of this month, led a special reading of poems about insects in her last act as laureate.

Following recent reports about the alarming rate of decline in the global insect population, Duffy gave a special reading of insect poems at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, east London, on Monday 29 April. Reading ...

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Les Murray, poet of Australia's 'vernacular republic', dies aged 80

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The Australian poet and literary critic, Les Murray, has died after a long illness at the age of 80. His agent of 30 years, Margaret Connolly, said he died at a nursing home at Taree on the New South Wales north coast.

Connolly said Murray had "been unwell" and had died peacefully. "Essentially i...

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'The Queen takes a big interest ... we have a lovely day at Windsor castle'

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A poet laureate is rarely out of the news. Write Out Loud looks back at some highlights from Carol Ann Duffy’s tenure:

 

2011: The poet laureate responded to the royal wedding of Prince William ...

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Luke Wright named in three categories in Saboteur awards shortlists

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Leading spoken word performer Luke Wright has made the Saboteur awards shortlists in three categories, it has been announced after the first round of voting. Luke is shortlisted for best spoken word p...

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Best spoken word performer, best spoken word night? Voting deadline nears in first round of Saboteur awards

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The deadline is 5 April in the first round of voting for the 2019 Saboteur awards, organised by Sabotage Reviews, which gives you a chance to vote in such categories as best spoken word performer, poe...

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