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Directing Herbert White - James Franco

In Directing Herbert White James Franco writes about making a film of Frank Bidart's poem, Herbert White. Though the main character, Herbert White is a necrophiliac, and a killer, the poem - and the film - are an expression of life's isolation and l

Directing Herbert White by James Franco -book review: James Franco: actor, artist... poet? Not so much

Has Hollywood ever crowned a poet laureate? If the position were to come up, James Franco would surely be a contender on the strength of his CV alone.

: Carol Ann Duffy and Lavinia Greenlaw's books on the outbreak of the First World War

Poets and artists can help us to understand the truth about war, says Joanna Bourke

1914 Goodbye to All That - Lavinia Greenlaw

Lavinia Greenlaw's poetry includes The Casual Perfect and A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde. Other works include The Importance of Music to Girls and Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland. She was the first artist-in-residence at the Science

Here Come the Dogs by Omar Musa review street poetry committed to the page

Rapper and slam poet Omar Musa examines race, identity and the unrealised dreams of disempowered Australian youths.

A book for the beach: I Put a Spell on You by John Burnside

This is a book that will change you and your understanding of life and do so without taking up too much of your holiday timeThe requirement for summer reading used to be a vast, compelling book. Something to lose yourself in. Tolstoy, Conrad, Dostoevsky o

Moontide - Niall Campbell

Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection Niall Campbell grew up on South Uist in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, and his first collection, Moontide, is filled with images of the island's seascapes, its myths, its wildlife, and the long da

Moontide by Niall Campbell review a poetic symphony in the Outer Hebrides

Campbell's first collection of poems is full of striking moments illuminated by powerful lyric impulses Stare long enough at a landscape and it stares back at you. I hadn't expected to find the truth of Nietzsche's observation borne out by the Westford In

Book review: A Wild Adventure by Tom Pow

TOM Pow’s poetry is often marked by a fascination with the width of experience, the purposes of art, and recovering lost or marginalised voices.