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
When Nancy Campbell became writer in residence at a local museum on a speck of land, off a slightly larger one, off the coast of Greenland, she imagined sheer isolation in an ancient fishing community. But what could she, a poet, offer?
Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616. Except that he didn’t. He’s been alive and well for four centuries. He’s ever-present in our vocabulary, idioms, images and culture. “My verse shall stand” he asserts in Sonnet 60, and, in Sonnet 55, that “Not marble nor the gilded monuments/ Of princes shall outlive this powerful rhyme”. His confidence in the strength of his own verbal immortality, expressed in so many of the sonnets, has proved more than justified.
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
The Deal Versus the People 'examines how we are affected by neo-liberal trade deals in a poetic way'
Publisher stands by 'scholarly and masterly' work despite the late Poet Laureate's estate finding '18 factual errors or unsupported assertions in just 16 pages'
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
Suspect stabbed his friend to death after victim insisted prose was superior as literary genre
The international puzzle that requires knowledge of steganography, Aleister Crowley and the darknet is back again, and the internet is just as confused
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'
The continuous ridge of russet, stone-strewn lakeland mountain encircles a valley floor as flat as a paddy field. Lights of farms are beginning to spark and the cries of tawny owls reverberate around the bowl of darkening fells. In the distance, sunset pinks the snow-dusted peak of Glaramara. It is a suitable stage to approach the most notable trees of northern England.
The Nativity is sensuously captured by the Poet Laureate