Category Archives: value of poetry

The Perils of Public Art

Two weeks ago I found myself utterly inspired by Poet in the City’s ‘Writing on the Wall’ series at Camberwell College of Art and Design, exploring the relationship between poetry and art. As an avid admirer of both poetry and … Continue reading

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“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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Keep on feeding me… poetry, poetry and more!

September 2011 was a record-breaking month for Poet in the City as we served up Gerdur Kristny, the Anticipation Drop-In, Grace Under Pressure: The Demiurge, Spread the Word and Storytelling, Chaucer and the Medieval Pilgrimage, Poetry and the State, Lorca’s … Continue reading

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Lorca and Neruda: Passion, protest, poetry and wine

How’s your Spanish? Well, even if it’s not too good, English-speaking poetry lovers need not miss out this week, as this week Poet in the City celebrates two much-translated poets, one from Spain and the other from Chile. Federico Garcia … Continue reading

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Poetry and the State at Amnesty International UK

From the beginning, poetry has been the great communicator. In every protest, conflict and movement of oppression, voices have risen through the crowd and found expression in its fearless form. Whether personal or political, poetry is a public statement with … Continue reading

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The word made flesh: Bogdan Ghiu at the Romanian Cultural Institute

Event Manager Jayshree Viswanathan has the challenging task of organising a 6-event series for Poet in the City: “Contemporary Romanian Poets” at the lovely venue of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Belgravia. At the most recent event on Thursday 23rd … Continue reading

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Arts Council Funding for Poet in the City

Poet in the City received great news last week: that we are one of 110 new organisations to receive National Portfolio Funding by Arts Council England. Chief Executive, Graham Henderson, explained the significance of this funding in a letter to … Continue reading

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