Tag Archives: Derek Walcott

Calling for unapologetic apologies for poetry

When Sir Philip Sidney wrote The Defense of Poesy (An Apology for Poetry) in 1579, he probably hoped that his passionate arguments would settle for ever poetry’s value to society. He probably also knew that this battle would have to … Continue reading

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Does Sam Willetts say it better than Pete Doherty?

Last Thursday’s post by Nina Reece on Derek Walcott inspired Holly Wilkinson, a PinC volunteer on the new audiences committee and a PinC event manager, to give us her perspective on the TS Eliot Prize event too… I am delighted … Continue reading

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Poetry and politics: thoughts on Derek Walcott’s win

And now for another response to a poetry prize – the article for this post was written by Nina Reece, a Poet in the City volunteer and a passionate activitist who draws some of her inspiration from the poetry she … Continue reading

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