When you open a book of poetry for children by the poet laureate, you’re expecting something good. I was hoping to find the wry inventiveness of Duffy’s poetry for adults and I wasn’t disappointed.
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Ana Sampson tells us why reading poetry about the countryside is as good for you as a brisk walk.
The Costa Novel Award shortlist includes Kate Atkinson, Evie Wyld, Maggie O'Farrell and Bernadine Bishop
Author of To the Letter, Simon Garfield, uncovers 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson's virtual book group
Poet Jacqueline Saphra gives her five top tips on how to seduce with words
A poem from the winner of the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe, Rob Auton
New play Doonreagan tells the story of Assia Wevill and her doomed love affair with Ted Hughes
Wild writing expert Natasha Carthew reveals how inspiring the great outdoors can be
As Ros Barber won the Desmond Elliott prize last week with her novel in verse, we extract from P.A. Rees' epic poem about science and religion, Involution
Fifty years ago, poet Sylvia Plath took her own life. Biographer Andrew Wilson reveals the night she met future husband, Ted Hughes