A celebration of the life and work of the Nobel laureate, who died in Ireland last week
You will look in vain for an ode to broccoli. And that is because broccoli is rubbish
Derry is this year’s City of Culture, but the nerve centre of the celebrations will forever be associated with its troubled past
When Faber & Faber announced in June they were offering TS Eliot's The Waste Land as an iPad app, a lot of us Luddites snorted and rolled our eyes to heaven, and said, "My dear, what would poor Tom Stearns have made of this?" But we agreed that, if you really couldn't get to grips with the actual words of the Modernist masterpiece, the app certainly offered you a lot for £7.99 – recordings of the poem being read by Alec Guinness, Ted Hughes, Viggo Mortensen and TSE himself (sounding like a depressed bank manager throughout); a dramatised, intensely physical reading by Fiona Shaw; and hyperlinked commentaries from 30-odd literary chaps from Seamus Heaney to Craig Raine.
Writer wins literary title for moving series of tributes to wife who died of cancer
Simon Armitage, renowned writer, national curriculum fixture, is that rare thing: a poet who admits to a sunny frame of mind
First Jack Straw, then Lt-Col Henry Worsley – now Alastair Campbell has become the latest public figure to fall victim to one of the credit crunch's money-laundering scams.
The race for the Oxford Chair of Poetry had everything, from sex claims to allegations of character assassination. Emily Dugan reports