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Poetry & Popular Culture

Helena Bonham Carter reads Christina Rossetti's Song poem for National Poetry Day

A new Los Angeles poet laureate was announced Thursday by Mayor Eric Garcetti : bestselling author Luis J. Rodriguez.

The new Los Angeles poet laureate is Luis Rodriguez

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Poet Claudia Rankine ruminates on the body politic in 'Citizen'

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Bill Murray Sings the Poetry of Bob Dylan: Shelter From the Storm

Bill Murray Sings the Poetry of Bob Dylan: Shelter From the Storm

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Michael Rosen is wrong. Children should be made to memorise and recite poetry, says teacher Tom Payne

Kei Miller wins the 2014 Forward Prize for poetry

Jamaican poet Kei Miller wins £10,000 Forward Prize - Telegraph

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A new study, spearheaded by Andrew Motion and a team of researchers at Cambridge University, sets out to survey individuals across the U.K. to find out “what poetry is stored in our nation’s memory, and what it means to the individuals who remember it.” From The Guardian: Which is why I love the sound of [...]

What Poetry is Stored in the U.K.’s Memory?

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As William Golding's classic novel celebrates its 60th birthday, Jake Wallis Simons explains why it still offers terrifying insights into the male mind

Why Lord of the Flies speaks volumes about boys - Telegraph

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Next Generation Poets: Daljit Nagra, Jen Hadfield and Kate Tempest are all on the list

Is this really poetry's next generation? - Telegraph

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