Respected poet returns £1,000 prize money after being named winner of Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry in Translation
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 poet tells the class he will 'fight until the death, until I’m the lone victim who remains'
‘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?
Annabel Freyberg was, for 30 years, one of the most vivid and memorable figures in London journalism. An easy prose stylist and a sympathetic, sharp-eyed editor, she held senior editorial positions at The Independent (where she was deputy editor of the obituaries pages from 1995-99), the London Evening Standard, The World of Interiors, and the Daily Telegraph Magazine. She wrote with brio – and with a fresh, scholarly, and unexpected take – on fine and decorative arts, artists, interiors, houses and food. She published Ceramics for the Home (1999) and in recent years produced a handsome, quirky Teapot & Tea Calendar. That she should have delighted in teapots – the most practical, elegant but complicated product of the potter's art – was all of a piece with Freyberg, a trained artist and unfettered collector of objets d'art who understood the discipline and touch of a craftsman.
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!
An architect has brought us perilously close to a world where morgues tower upwards
Tributes were paid today to victims of the Glasgow police helicopter crash, including the “very pleasant” and “highly professional” pilot, “a smashing lad” who helped his daughter to become a Scottish international footballer, and “a beautiful friend”.
Television presenter reveals that Dan Brown had read his version and called it 'quite clever'