Tag Archives: Kings Place

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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Looking Forward to the Forward celebrations…

I am so sorry for the title of this post. It had to be done. But apologies aside, I really am excited about the line up we have for next Monday’s event. Celebrating 20 years of the Forward Prize for … Continue reading

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Good Poetry Events Make Good Results

A review of Poet in the City’s Robert Frost event by volunteer Jamie Field. It started with a mending of a wall and ended in a satisfying completion of it. The wall metaphorically being the poetry of Robert Frost that … Continue reading

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Does Spenser’s Faerie Queene speak to today?

When I first read Shakespeare at school, I didn’t think I’d understand the archaic language and I didn’t think that something written in the Elizabethan age could ever be relevant to the here and now. After being made to pore … Continue reading

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Faiz Ahmad Faiz: A People’s Poet

Faiz Ahmad Faiz (1911–1984) has an international reputation, but I only became aware of him through the PinC preparations for an event, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth, on Monday 17 Jan at Kings Place. Of course, we all … Continue reading

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