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'Translating the British, 2012' by Carol Ann Duffy

The poet laureate captures the mood of London's Olympic Games A summer of rain, then a gap in the cloudsand The Queen jumped from the skyto the cheering crowds.                We speak Shakespeare...

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The Saturday poem: Golem

By James Lasdun I'm looking for the crackwhere the yellowjackets nest.I stumbled on it last summerout here in the snakerootbetween the fence and the forest.I had no ideawhat it was that came...

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The World's Two Smallest Humans by Julia Copus – review

Julia Copus's third collection is intensely personal, highly controlled and deeply involving all at the same time Reading Julia Copus's remarkable collection – her third – makes one think about the...

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London 2012: Team arts go for gold

David Hockney fumed at the opening, Gillian Wearing captured Bolt, and Susan Philipsz mashed up some anthems . . . but what else happened when we challenged artists to respond to the Games? Opening...

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Readers nominate Sarah Jackson for Guardian first book award

Pelt, the poet's debut collection, wins the 10th place on the Guardian first book award longlist A passionate reader response to Sarah Jackson's "powerful and violent" debut poetry collection Pelt has...

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Poem of the week: Modern Love by George Meredith

Meredith's novella in verse about the breakdown of a Victorian bourgeois marriage is a tragic study of 'shipwrecked' love George Meredith, 1828-1909, is often compared to Thomas Hardy as a successful...

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Camille O'Sullivan: From cabaret to chaos

Camille O'Sullivan made her name singing sultry songs in fishnets. Now she's playing a rapist and his victim in a musical version of Shakespeare's Rape of Lucrece Camille O'Sullivan is standing in...

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Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy on the Pendle witches

Here are the first three tercets of a new poem which will be engraved on iron waymarkers, every five miles along the new Lancashire Witches Walk The Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, has released a...

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Siobhan Lamb/Gerard Presencer: Meditations/The Nightingale and the Rose – review

(Proprius) The crossover fanbase that turned Jan Garbarek's collaborations with the Hilliard Ensemble into hits might be the target for these painterly soundscapes by composer Siobhan Lamb – with...

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From the archive, 16/08/1929: Readers of DH Lawrence defy ban on Pansies, his...

Unexpurgated version is illegally distributed by private society who believe his work should be available for posterity intact "Pansies," Mr. D.H. Lawrence's book of poems which was recently stopped...

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Michael Snow obituary

Particle physics, geology, astronomy and music were among the essential elements that fed into the art of Michael Snow, who has died aged 82. He was a highly cerebral painter and a perfectionist who...

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My belated thank you to Liz Lochhead

One day in the early 80s, the poet Liz Lochhead got a blank reception from a bunch of young students. David Barnett was one of them – and says she inspired him to be a writer I'm not sure if...

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FBI files on Sylvia Plath's father shed new light on poet

Otto Plath, who inspired 1962 poem Daddy, described as morbid man with possible pro-German sympathies during war When FBI officers noted the "morbid disposition" of a German-born US suspect called...

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Carlisle's mystery pong; not much more news

But we can tell you a little about Alfred Austin, the Poet Laureate who is strangely little-honoured in his native Leeds You no doubt know the famous couplet by the poet often branded – a bit unfairly...

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June Fourth Elegies by Liu Xiaobo – review

Paul Batchelor on a powerful commemoration of the 1989 massacre In 1989, Liu Xiaobo joined the peaceful protest movement centred on Tiananmen Square, and his life changed for ever. On 4 June, the...

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Album

By Stephen Knight William, Gladys and Edward Knight. Where are they standing?William, Gladys and Edward Knight. Where are they camping?Do you know the name of the school?Roy Woods and Edward Knight...

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Jen Hadfield wins Edwin Morgan International Poetry Prize

'Disturbing' poem of childhood marks return to work for award-winning poet who went quiet Jen Hadfield was named the winner of the Edwin Morgan International Poetry Prize 2012 in an award ceremony at...

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Edinburgh International Book festival podcast: the Edwin Morgan Poetry prize

In today's podcast from the Edinburgh International Book festival, we hear the five finalists for the £5,000 Edwin Morgan Poetry prize read the poem they submitted - anonymously - for the competition....

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China Miéville: Writers should welcome a future where readers remix our books

Novelist says anti-piracy measures mooted for literature are 'disingenuous, hypocritical, ineffectual' and 'artistically philistine' China Miéville, author of novels including The City & the City...

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The death of the novel will presage a rebirth of writing

Anxiety about narrative fiction's survival might be quietened by reflection on how poetry has reinvented itself for changing times Yesterday, at the Edinburgh International Book festival, China...

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