Freeman uses Sappho's poetry as a way in to exploring her culture, especially the experience of its women
'Jackie Kay is loved throughout the UK for the warmth and generosity of her work and she will prove an inspired choice as Makar'
McNish is a performance poet whose YouTube channel has received millions of views
This book is much sunnier and, true to a poet who’s always inventive with form, there’s a new diction and strategy in place
Elaine Feinstein celebrates the writers and translators she has known in her latest collection Portraits (Carcanet £9.99). The bulk of the poems are elegies: “April Fool’s Day” for the First World War poet Isaac Rosenberg, referencing the “cosmopolitan rat” of his best-known poem, “Break of Day in the Trenches”.
Victorians saw his lyrical talent and forgot the atheism and revolutionary tendencies
All copies of the pamphlet, which was first published in 1811, were believed lost to fire
The first woman in the post’s history, Carol Ann Duffy's collection of poems are chronological, commencing with her debut Standing Female Nude from the mid-Eighties
‘His poetry lies open to the reader, like a meadow,’ his friend John Ashbery once wrote
The poet made the comments in a documentary about her father's life
Could it be that Wayne, if not quite a Renaissance man in the Eric Cantona mould, has much more of a personality than we ever suspected?
A new anthology lifts the lid on the private life of a man who took a vow of chastity in his 30s
Nathan Filer's novel explores a man's descent into mental illness
Jonathan He has captured the hearts of the nation with his poem about his favourite food
Compared writing poetry to the sex act? May he be turned to dust!
Prosecutor Richard Whittam says what the men did was 'indefensible in the law of this country'