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Poetry and Wine – Wine from the Oppidum

By Graham Henderson, CEO of Poet in the City As Poet in the City prepares for its next exciting Poetry and Wine event next week, we and our celebrity and poet contacts are reflecting on the history and connections of … Continue reading

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POETRY AND WINE – The God of the Grape

‘Bring me wine… so I do not struggle against the god of desire’ Anacreon These words from the Greek poet Anacreon appear on a Roman mosaic which I came across last summer in the French city of Autun in Burgundy, … Continue reading

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Poetry and Wine

With just over two weeks to go until our prestigious fundraising event, here are some thoughts on the subject of Poetry and Wine from Poet in City’s Poet in Residence, John Mole. For W.H.Auden, art is our chief means of … Continue reading

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In search of Paradiso: Dante at Southwark Cathedral

Visiting US student Bryan Pannill on our Dante Alighieri event: “Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost.” Change “midway” to “about one-fifth,” and “forest” to “city,” … Continue reading

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Scotellaro’s Call

While much beloved in his home town of Tricarico in the south of Italy, Rocco Scotellaro is still very much unknown to English speaking audiences, which is why I feel particularly strongly about this week’s upcoming launch of a new … Continue reading

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Health Drop-In

I know its been a while since Poet in the City last posted one of these, but since I’m back and it’s a new year let’s start as we mean to go on. Anyway, those of you who survived the … Continue reading

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John Donne: Poetry in the Cathedral

Watching St. Paul’s cathedral fill up with an estimated one thousand five hundred people for John Donne was a very special moment indeed! Last night was Poet in the City’s biggest event to date, and it couldn’t have been in … Continue reading

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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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Spoken Word: Bringing Words to Life

While lots of people might primarily associate poetry with books and quiet reading, anyone that’s been to a live poetry event will know the joys of hearing it read out loud. So why is Spoken Word any different? Although I … 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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