Category Archives: poet laureate

“To strive, to seek, to find, and….?”

Can you complete this quote? By the end of summer 2012, you should have no difficulty finding the final words, “…and not to yield”. Many readers will remember that they are the last line of “Ulysses”, a dramatic poem about … Continue reading

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The Americans are coming!

During November two extra-special events will be hosted by PinC in celebration of the American idiom. Yes, finally! Event Manager KATE LEWIN gives us a taste below of what to expect and has promised to follow this up with some … Continue reading

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Lady Laureates Lead: Carol Ann Duffy and Friends

Monday 27 June saw a sparkling event with Poet in the City hosting at Kings Place an evening of poetry with Poet Laureates Carol Ann Duffy (Britain), Liz Lochhead (Scotland), and Gillian Clarke (Wales), poet Imtiaz Dharker and musician John … Continue reading

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Poetry power: Duffy and Turner

… and June finishes with some serious poetry power—here’s a quick update: Carol Ann Duffy and Friends – TONIGHT Tickets for the Carol Ann Duffy and Friends event at Kings Place tonight are almost sold out – I’ve just spied … Continue reading

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