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Just when I start a movement – Poetry|Pulp – to get the appreciation of poetry into hearts and minds, the fecking BBC start a series on poetry, aiming to do the same thing. Being the BBC they will probably succeed, but also being the BBC it will probably...

Not a Laure laughs

So, outgoing Poet Laureate Andrew Motion says that the job of writing verse for the Royal Family is “thankless” and gave him a case of writer’s block. I’m not surprised. Where is the inspiration of an outmoded monarchic system that only serves...