Monthly Archives: January 2011

Does Sam Willetts say it better than Pete Doherty?

Last Thursday’s post by Nina Reece on Derek Walcott inspired Holly Wilkinson, a PinC volunteer on the new audiences committee and a PinC event manager, to give us her perspective on the TS Eliot Prize event too… I am delighted … Continue reading

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Poetry and politics: thoughts on Derek Walcott’s win

And now for another response to a poetry prize – the article for this post was written by Nina Reece, a Poet in the City volunteer and a passionate activitist who draws some of her inspiration from the poetry she … Continue reading

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Warm Picador poetry event in a cold January

Poet in the City events are always worthwhile, but true poetry lovers can never get enough, so PinC members rove ceaselessly about the city hunting down poetry wherever it may be found. While delighted to find even tiny verses in … Continue reading

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Faiz: A selection of poems for the centenary

As a follow-up to this morning’s post, I’ve now obtained a list of the Faiz Ahmed Faiz poems that were read last night, along with the short introduction given to each. I’ve linked to them where I can find English … Continue reading

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Faiz: Generous poetry by a man who gave himself

Wow, what a lineup at the Faiz Ahmad Faiz centenary celebration last night! Soonu and Anita, the event managers, are to be congratulated on pulling off a really slick evening of great entertainment that was also thoughtful and thought-provoking. In … Continue reading

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Faiz Ahmad Faiz: A People’s Poet

Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911–1984) has an international reputation, but I only became aware of him through the PinC preparations for an event, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth, on Monday 17 Jan at Kings Place. Of course, we all … Continue reading

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A New Year of Poetry

Thinking about poetry…. what a great way to start the year! Poet in the City (PinC) has a new social media campaign planned for 2011. As the social media manager, I am introducing this blog today, but we are looking … Continue reading

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