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The Speculations of Country People review: Majella Kelly’s poems of desire
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The Speculations of Country People review: Majella Kelly’s poems of desire

Irish poet Majella Kelly’s debut collection of poems spans nature, women, bodily autonomy and our sometimes dark history

Dust Sucker review: Jen Calleja weaves resonant strands together
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Dust Sucker review: Jen Calleja weaves resonant strands together

Dust sucker, Jen Calleja’s book-length poem, subverts literal meaning in an experimental form with mesmeric results

Orlam by PJ Harvey review: Singer-songwriter’s poetry book is a rich and unwieldy epic
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Orlam by PJ Harvey review: Singer-songwriter’s poetry book is a rich and unwieldy epic

The English singer-songwriter has created a book of poetry that defies conventional interpretation.

Hussain Manawer: ‘From sadness, I created beautiful things’
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Hussain Manawer: ‘From sadness, I created beautiful things’

Ben Okri: ‘War taught me as a kid that there is no certainty in this world’
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Ben Okri: ‘War taught me as a kid that there is no certainty in this world’

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Limbic by Peter Scalpello review: the dark side of queer writing
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Limbic by Peter Scalpello review: the dark side of queer writing

The Kids by Hannah Lowe review: Poetry that sings from the page
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The Kids by Hannah Lowe review: Poetry that sings from the page

Read this exclusive poem about homelessness by Ian McMillan
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Read this exclusive poem about homelessness by Ian McMillan

Benjamin Zephaniah hails the rising tide of poetry in lockdown
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Benjamin Zephaniah hails the rising tide of poetry in lockdown

Michael Rosen: ‘We never know when, why or how we might become a refugee’
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Michael Rosen: ‘We never know when, why or how we might become a refugee’

John Bird: Let poetry be the answer to these troubled political times
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John Bird: Let poetry be the answer to these troubled political times