Grayson Perry, Ted Hughes Award 2014 judge, talks about Larkin, Lowell, Auden and his newly written 3,000-word epic poem. Kathryn Simmonds defends poetry and God. Want to improve your readings? Here’s how by Nabila Jameel, Hannah Silva, Kayo Chingonyi, Greta Stoddart and Roger Robinson.
Plus… Penelope Shuttle on mentoring Suzanne Batty, inaugural winner of the Anne Born Prize; a profile of WW2 poet Timothy Corsellis and the winner of the Corsellis Prize Nat Norland; Robin Houghton, our Stanza Poetry Competition winner – and Kei Miller‘s pick of members’ poems on the theme of ‘Gold’.
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