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Wendy Cope muses on the lines that keep coming back, the challenges of formal verse and how a poem can be seriously funny.
Choman Hardi answers questions on her Kurdish background and the influence this has on her poetry and painting.
B. 1952 D. 2017
In these times, we should be glad of this voice. - Kate Clanchy, The Guardian
His poems are made from his life with his life; his poems are earned. He dares to be simple. And he is surely among the finest young poets alive. - The American Poetry Review
B. 1895 D. 1985
Logical argument is what destroys poetry because poetry is beyond logic. - Robert Graves
B. 1809 D. 1892
Let the great world spin forever down the ringing grooves of change. - 'Locksley Hall', Alfred Tennyson
B. 1887 D. 1964
I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish. - Edith Sitwell