Mature female poets
7 Mar In honour of International Women's Day, Ruth Padel, prizewinning poet and Poetry Society, chooses her favourite poets who happen to be women. Like Sappho, she found, in her mature voice, a complete swift trust in the.
19th Century Women Poets
12 Mar Older and wiser: Carol Ann Duffy introduces poems of ageing provided a role model for women poets at a time when sexism and tokenism.
Description:I loved you first: As poet laureate, it is a privilege to say to these poets, on behalf of their readers and the poets who follow on from them, a loud thank you. Porter, whose Better Than God was shortlisted for last year's Forward prize, has spent a lifetime making the difficult dazzle on the page. Our love is old and sure, not new and frantic. Marina Tsvetaeva "There are four of us," said Akhmatova of the poets who kept poetry and life going under Stalin, referring to herself, Boris Pasternak, Osip Mandelstam and Tsvetaeva.