Eleanor Turney interviews the multi-talented performance poetry tyro Kate Tempest, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2012 (recommendations for the 2013 Award are now invited from Poetry Society and Poetry Book Society members). As the deadline for the 2012 National Poetry Competition draws close, winners of last year’s competition talk about their experiences. Julia Bird writes about poetry commissions, Andy Ching on his poetry hero, W.S. Graham, and Anna Robinson begins her survey of poetry libraries in the UK and beyond.
Plus… we pay tribute to the much-missed Seamus Heaney, interview Bond author William Boyd on selecting bedtime poems for Candlestick Press, offer a feast of members’ news, and present Liz Berry‘s pick of members’ poems on this year’s National Poetry Day theme of ‘Water’.
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