Category Archives: poetry

Interning at Poet in the City

Sophia Deen reports back on her three month internship with Poet in the City and Amnesty International… Having recently graduated from Roehampton University, I was eager to start my internship as a Human rights and events assistant with Poet in … Continue reading

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Jabberwocky: a poetic re-imagining

Poet Louise Warren is about to stage a re-imagining of the Jabberwocky for The Little Angel Theatre, Islington. Here’s a little glimpse behind the looking glass… Twas Brillig…. So begins perhaps one of the most famous nonsense poems of all … Continue reading

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Modern Ekphrasis : THE CHARNEL HOUSE

 Aisha Farr on The Charnel House, a new publication of poetry and art The relationship between poetry and painting is a long and distinguished one. My interest is not in poetry which describes a painting or painting which illustrates a … Continue reading

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Wallace Stevens: the gift that lasts for life

Tom Deveson on a lifelong addiction to a remarkable poet… In 1964 I was sixteen. Sitting in the school library, preparing to write an essay on Calvinism, my eye was drawn to the Oxford Book of American Verse. In its … Continue reading

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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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