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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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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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