24 April 2004


"I can't think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people's understanding of what's going on in the world."
Seamus Heaney
(from ThisWeek)


Literary clicks
  • Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry [interview]
  • Canadian poets up for award [link]
  • Hugo Williams awarded by Queen [link]
  • Search for UK football Chants Laureate nears end [link]
  • The Full Indian Rope Trick wins prize [link]
  • Chris Wallace-Crabbe's latest epic [link]
  • Talking with Peter Porter [link]

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