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ONE FISH, two fish, red fish, blue fish... London Zoo's sleek young poet-in-residence, Tobias Hill, celebrates his new post tonight by opening up the Aquarium for an evening of Poetry among the Piranhas. A ticklish occasion for the little finned fellows since Hill's only fish poems to date have been about sushi ("inch-cuts of raw sardine / converted into shoals of sweat"). Hill will however be reading lots of new poems about other beasts from his forthcoming collection, Zoo. Joining him among the leopard eels and lion-fish is the magnificently dry-witted Carol Ann Duffy (right). Entrance includes free wine, a chance to explore the aquarium, and interval music from a harpist - presumably to humour the angelfish

The Aquarium, London Zoo, Prince Albert Gate, Outer Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1, 7.30pm, tickets pounds 8 in advance only from the Poetry Society (0171-420 9895)

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