Poetry Portraits

A unique project celebrating contemporary poets through fine art and exploring conversations between art forms.
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David Constantine is a poet, author, translator and a Fellow of Queen’s College, Oxford University, as well as a previous judge for the TS Eliot Prize. Among other awards he has been granted the Frank O’Connor international Short Story Award (2013 & 2010), the Popescu Prize (2003) for his translation work and the Whitbread Poetry Prize (2002).  Some of his most recent works include Tea at the Midland and Other Stories (2012), The Shieling (2009) and Under the Dam (2005).

David Constantine is a poet, author, translator and a Fellow of Queen’s College, Oxford University, as well as a previous judge for the TS Eliot Prize. Among other awards he has been granted the Frank O’Connor international Short Story Award (2013 & 2010), the Popescu Prize (2003) for his translation work and the Whitbread Poetry Prize (2002). Some of his most recent works include Tea at the Midland and Other Stories (2012), The Shieling (2009) and Under the Dam (2005).

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Jo Shapcott’s poems from three of her  award-winning poetry collections,  are gathered in a selected poems, Her Book (2000). She has won a number of literary prizes including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Forward Prize and the National Poetry Competition (twice). Her most recent collection, Of Mutability, was published in 2010 and won the Costa Book Award. In 2011 Jo Shapcott was also awarded with the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

Jo Shapcott’s poems from three of her award-winning poetry collections, are gathered in a selected poems, Her Book (2000). She has won a number of literary prizes including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Forward Prize and the National Poetry Competition (twice). Her most recent collection, Of Mutability, was published in 2010 and won the Costa Book Award. In 2011 Jo Shapcott was also awarded with the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

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The lovely Wendy Cope reads beside her portrait at Lavender Hill. Can you tell which is which?!

The lovely Wendy Cope reads beside her portrait at Lavender Hill. Can you tell which is which?!

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Wendy Cope is an award-winning poet, previous editor and freelance writer. As well as being nominated a potential Poet Laureate in 1998, she was appointed O.B.E for the Queen’s 2010 Birthday Honours. Cope’s latest poetry collections are Family Value (2011), Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems 1079-2006 (2006) and I don’t know (2001).

Wendy Cope is an award-winning poet, previous editor and freelance writer. As well as being nominated a potential Poet Laureate in 1998, she was appointed O.B.E for the Queen’s 2010 Birthday Honours. Cope’s latest poetry collections are Family Value (2011), Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems 1079-2006 (2006) and I don’t know (2001).

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Fantastic press launch last night for Poetry Portraits. The paintings are now up in the Bloomsbury Hotel outside the Seamus Heaney Library - do come see!

Fantastic press launch last night for Poetry Portraits. The paintings are now up in the Bloomsbury Hotel outside the Seamus Heaney Library - do come see!

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David Harsent is a poet, novelist and TV scriptwriter. He has published nine collections of poetry, winning many awards. His most recent collection, Night (2011), won the 2012 Griffin International Poetry Prize, and was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, Forward Poetry Prize and the T.S. Eliot awards.

David Harsent is a poet, novelist and TV scriptwriter. He has published nine collections of poetry, winning many awards. His most recent collection, Night (2011), won the 2012 Griffin International Poetry Prize, and was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, Forward Poetry Prize and the T.S. Eliot awards.

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Leontia Flynn is an Irish poet, journal editor and Research Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen’s University Belfast. In 2001 she won the Eric Gregory Award and for her poetry collection These Days (2004) she was granted the Forward Poetry Prize for best First Collection.  Leontia Flynn’s latest poetry compilations are Profit and Loss (2011) and Drives (2008).

Leontia Flynn is an Irish poet, journal editor and Research Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen’s University Belfast. In 2001 she won the Eric Gregory Award and for her poetry collection These Days (2004) she was granted the Forward Poetry Prize for best First Collection. Leontia Flynn’s latest poetry compilations are Profit and Loss (2011) and Drives (2008).

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