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Autumn 2010

Looking for a rabbit holes: Judith Palmer in conversation with Billy Collins; Poetry that moves: Naomi Wood on poetry and film; Truth must dazzle: Stephen Wilson investigates psychotherapy and poetry; Better late: plenty of brilliant writers start later in life, writes Julia Bird; Poets in their place: NPC winner Christopher James on Louis MacNeice in the city; and Venturing online – Kona Macphee explains how to do it.

 

 

 

Plus… What's on during NPD Live, Siobahn Davies dances with words; Edwin Morgan remembered, literary festivals and Members Poems on the theme of ‘home’, selected by Jane Yeh.

 


Summer 2010

In the space between: Nancy Campbell on collaborations between artists and poets; Getting known: Ian Pindar, Neil Rollinson and Maura Dooley on getting on in poetry; Writers' residencies: Andrew Forster and Katrina share experiences; Poets in their place: the Dymock poets; and what happened when Hylda Sims Woke up this morning... poetry in the 1960s.

 

 

 

Plus… Martin Figura wins the Hamish Canham Prize, Foyle judge Luke Kennard on teen poetry, changes at the Poetry Book Society, Fiona Sampson on Peter Porter and Members Poems on the theme of ‘buried language’, selected by David Morley.

  


 Spring 2010

Adventures in Lexicona: Judith Palmer interviews Les Murray; Some kind of equality: Deryn Rees-Jones on women's poetry; Close-up: Stephen Wilson on cloud-sheep metaphors; Slim-fit: James Brookes on the rise of the pamphlet; Poets in their place: Pound's walks through France; and Border crossing – Cliff Yates on why poets in school make the best teachers.

 

 

 

Plus… Helen Dunmore wins the NPC, Alice Oswald is the Ted Hughes Award winner; running a large-scale Stanza by Rachel McCarthy and Members Poems on the theme of ‘dangerous sports’, selected by Penelope Shuttle.

  


 Winter 2009/10

Far from home: Adam Foulds on the life and landscapes of poet John Clare; The hidden brands burn best: Popescu prize-winner Randall Couch on Gabriela Mistral; Close-up: Fiona Sampson on poetry's insinuating  way with the thought processes; Publisher profile: Donut Press keeps it sweet; Poets in their place: Pound's walks through France; and Border crossing – Cliff Yates on why poets in school make the best teachers.

 

 

 Plus… Trafalgar Square poems, organised by the Poetry Society; Anne-Marie Fyfe, retiring Poetry Society Chair, on recent successes; Philip Gross, on this year's Stanza Poetry competition; and Members Poems on the theme of ‘disclosure’, selected by Tim Liardet.