Bob Dylan said songs are meant to be sung not read, and he has a point. Songs and poems obey different rules.
A Quiet Passion, a film about Emily Dickinson's life, opens in cinemas this week. Dickinson wrote 1789 poems in her lifetime: only ten were published.
An Army veteran and professor of rhetoric explores poetry written by veterans about a divisive holiday born of the Civil War.
Manchester united by the power of poetry.
The poet's letters to her former therapist will be published later this year. How far is this an invasion of her privacy?
Poet Edward Thomas took from the traditions of Wales, and the beauty of the land to describe the horrors of war.
Bertha Lawson alleged that her husband, celebrated poet Henry Lawson, was habitually cruel and drunk.
Many associate post-World War I culture with Hemingway and Fitzgerald's Lost Generation. But for black artists, writers and thinkers, the war changed the way they saw their past and their future.
Poetry has been a part of teaching and learning for hundreds of years. But how has poetry education changed? And how are young voices using poetry to express themselves today?
As the United States bars its gates to newcomers, the 'Aeneid' – a story of war, exile, racial hatred and irrational fears – is particularly resonant.
The lovers at the centre of The Green Bell - its author, Paula Keogh, and that passing meteor of Australian poetry, Michael Dransfield - met in the psychiatric unit of Canberra Hospital.
Welsh poetry has more in common with music than Shakespeare's sonnets or Keats's Romantic verses.
Pakistan's rich visual and poetic culture is expressed every day on walls, rickshaws and buses. As the country struggles to offer solace to its people, they carry its narratives and emotions.
When the pen is mightier than the sword.
Protest poetry has an esteemed history, from the British war poets to writers behind the Iron Curtain. In Perth, poets are protesting against a contentious road extension and their words are charged.
The beauty and delicacy of the Christmas story become in our consumerist hands a recipe for crassness and sentimentality. No surprise then, that poets are drawn to try to rescue it.
From poetry to factual narratives and personal memoirs, these books are worth reading.
One of English poetry’s most recognisable voices has been memorialised in Westminster Abbey.
They say actors should never work with animals and children. Poets should be equally wary of Christmas.
He was criticised for leaning on the crutch of his guitar, but if Dylan leaned on anything, it was his love of poetry.