Starry Dynamo:does the new film ‘Howl’ do Allen Ginsberg justice, asks Sam Riviere; and Poetry Hero – Alison Brackenbury on retuning our ears to Rudyard Kipling; Close-up – Anna Johnson on Found Poetry; Picture This: John Glenday, Pascale Petit and John Stammers on the inspiration of Julian Opie, Frida Kahlo and Patrick Caulfield; Kona Macphee and Jo Bell on Facebook for poets; and Peter Sansom on 25 years of The North.
Plus… Newcomer Paul Adrian wins the National Poetry Competition 2011; C.K. Williams takes this year’s Annual Lecture nationwide; Ted Hughes Award shortlist; SLAMbassadors Showcase with Linton Kwesi Johnson and members’ poems on the theme of ‘vegetables’, selected by Ruth Fainlight.
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