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PG Wodehouse: Poetry & Songs

Poet in the City volunteer Janey Goulding has a chat with the PG Wodehouse Society’s Tony Ring ahead of our celebration of the lesser-known songs and poems of the great English humorist. When fans speak of PG Wodehouse, the phrase … Continue reading

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War Music – A Poetry Drop-In

Nick Eisen on the ground at Waterstones Piccadilly for the monthly poetry drop-in… War Music, the theme for April’s Poet In The City drop-in, drew a large and varied response from a well-attended evening. Hosted by poet in residence at … Continue reading

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Poetry Drop-In: Storm and Struggle

Drop in reading at Waterstones Piccadilly: “Storm and Struggle” By Nina Thommensen “Storms are the perfect metaphor, but in their real form (in torrential rain or out at sea, or huddles inside against the elements) they force us to get … Continue reading

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Poetry Portraits: poetry, film and fine art

Poet in the City is always looking for new ways to celebrate poetry. We love the challenge of starting unexpected conversations between art forms, of looking at things in new ways. And so it is hugely exciting to be launching … Continue reading

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Poetry and Wine – The most renowned and prestigious chateaux in Bordeaux

The most renowned and prestigious chateaux in Bordeaux Time is now ticking down to the Poetry and Wine… from Bordeaux fundraiser event which we are holding at the offices of Clyde & Co in the City of London on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Poetry and Wine – Wine from the Oppidum

By Graham Henderson, CEO of Poet in the City As Poet in the City prepares for its next exciting Poetry and Wine event next week, we and our celebrity and poet contacts are reflecting on the history and connections of … Continue reading

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Poetry and Wine – by David Harsent

The connection between wine and poetry is deep and ineradicable. I think first of Baudelaire’s Le Vin from Les Fleurs du Mal. In ‘The Ragpicker’s Wine’, the poet tells us, God created sleep, Man added wine. Note the crucial ‘added’; … Continue reading

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Poetry and Wine – Wine Dark Sea

By celebrated US author James Thackara The wise man gets to know his unconscious before he lets it take control of him. For the wine psyche dissolves the annihilation of the everyday into art. The mere thimble of a demigod’s … Continue reading

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POETRY AND WINE – The God of the Grape

‘Bring me wine… so I do not struggle against the god of desire’ Anacreon These words from the Greek poet Anacreon appear on a Roman mosaic which I came across last summer in the French city of Autun in Burgundy, … Continue reading

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Preview: Rimbaud and Verlaine in London – Mon 20th May Kings Place

From visiting US Student Bryan Pannill Drugs, poetry, knives, love; now put in Paul Verlaine; add Arthur Rimbaud; here’s a dash (May – July 1873) of London; and voila: the witch’s brew. What is it they do? Romances sans Paroles—Romances … Continue reading

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