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Poet Alan Price explores the genius of Wallace Stevens, ahead of our event on 17th November… Wallace Stevens is often regarded as notoriously ‘difficult’.Yet Stevens’ ‘difficulties’ are all part of the challenge and appeal of this great poet. He is … Continue reading

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Literary mystery and disappearing poets

The Disappearing Poet – Hall 2 at Kings Place – from 6.30pm on Wed 29 Oct The poet Sophie Hannah is also one of the UK’s leading writers of crime novels, with titles including The Point of Rescue, Hurting Distance … Continue reading

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Through the Door of St Paul’s Cathedral

Alia Cassam reviews the 2nd in the series of events as part of ‘Through the Door’ a collaboration between Poet in the City and Archives for London. In this event, poet Imtiaz Dharker launches new poems from the Cathedral archives. … Continue reading

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WW1: poetic voices from across the conflict

On 13th October 2014 Poet in the City, in collaboration with Modern Poetry in Translation, presents a selection of poetry from around the world, alongside more familiar voices of Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke. The range of international … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at Poet in the City

Royal Holloway student Charlotte Cole on her experience of coming back stage and getting involved in the workings of a busy two weeks of events…. When I came to King’s Place for the first day of my work experience with … Continue reading

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Spoken Word in the City

Alia Cassam on Spoken Word moments, and why a pop-up Bowler Hat is the perfect place for a poetry performance… My spoken word ‘moment’ happened some years ago, on an uneventful afternoon – television on, feeling absentminded and only half-watching … Continue reading

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A Soldier and a Maker – radio drama pays tribute to Ivor Gurney

‘A Soldier and a Maker’ – BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3, 22:00-23:30, 29th June BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting ‘A Soldier and a Maker’ on 29th June, based on the music, poetry and letters of Ivor Gurney. Poet … Continue reading

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