Exclusive New Author Film: Simon Armitage reads ‘Thank You for Waiting’

After more than a decade, the poet, playwright and Oxford Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage has returned to his trademark contemporary lyricism with his eleventh collection of poetry, The Unaccompanied. Set against a backdrop of economic recession and social division, at the heart of this collection is the feeling of alienation as a commonplace experience….

The Poetry Interview: Bernard O’Donoghue interviewed by Zaffar Kunial

In a new interview series focussed on the poetic practices and influences of poets, Faber New Poet Zaffar Kunial speaks to Bernard O’Donoghue about themes in his most recent poetry collection, The Seasons of Cullen Church, which was recently shortlisted for the 2016 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Zaffar Kunial: When did you first…