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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.
Sujata Bhatt is a poet of many different cultures: in this interview, she talks about her travels and how they've influenced her writing and lets us into the "private and inner world" of making poems.
Join acclaimed poet Jo Shapcott in her Welsh retreat as she talks about the pleasures of science and music that inform her work - and the importance of getting up early to write!
Jean Sprackland talks about her inspiration and process for writing poetry.
Choman Hardi answers questions on her Kurdish background and the influence this has on her poetry and painting.
What thou lovest well remains, / the rest is dross / What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee / What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage -- Ezra Pound, Canto LXXXI
Catherine Byron's poems write themselves where they ought: on the inside of your skin. Hilary Mantel
How perilous is it to choose / not to love the life we're shown? -- 'The Badgers,' Seamus Heaney
She is one of very few poets to be equally probing and technically sophisticated in both languages, intuitively sensitive to the peculiarities of each. Ruth McIlroy, Planet