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Was Chilean poet Pablo Neruda murdered? And if so by whom?
The famed Chilean writer and diplomat officially died of cancer just 12 days after a military coup. New evidence suggests that's not what actually killed him.
Poet Joelle Taylor wins 2022 Polari Prize
Joelle Taylor wins Polari Prize for collection of poems on butch subculture. She is known for her fierce performance style, explicit feminist themes, and autobiographical tone.
George Harrison's wife to release poems about the Beatles guitarist
Philanthropist and producer Olivia Harrison has decided to pen 20 poems about the deceased band member in a new book released later this year.
Molière at 400: Meet the finest playwright, actor and poet of France
Regarded as one of the greatest writers in the French language and indeed, world literature, Euronews Culture celebrates the 400th anniversary of Molière's birth.
A 'triumph' for visibility: Joelle Taylor wins TS Eliot poetry prize
The prestigious award was given to Taylor for her collection “C+nto & Othered Poems,” on her experiences as a butch lesbian.
Maya Angelou to appear on US quarters in historic first
The poet and activist is set to appear of the US currency as part of a program showing how women have shaped American history.
Breakout US inauguration poet Amanda Gorman releases New Year's poem
The 23-year-old first caught public attention with her impassioned reading of 'The Hill We Climb' at President Joe Biden's inauguration in January. Her latest set of verses touches on the hope and fear many of us have felt in 2021.
'Barbarism' and war poetry: Inside Anselm Kiefer's Paris installations
A new exhibition created by the German painter and sculptor at the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris, depicts the war poems of Paul Celan, through immersive, giant installations.
How can poetry help us wake up to the climate crisis?
Poetry cannot fix the climate crisis - people can, and the more our empathies and imaginations are stirred the better.
Italy's poet Dante Alighieri given symbolic re-trial 700 years on
The author of the Divine Comedy left Florence in 1302 never to return.
‘My poems are not nice,’ Ella Duffy on the sinister side of nature
Award-winning young poet Ella Duffy talks about the brutality of nature and her new work on the UK's rarest flower.
French president pens birthday poem to British teen
“I know a man who’ll read your verse… The President of France.”
Lauded Russian poet Yevtushenko buried in Moscow
Russian Poet Yevtushenko laid to rest in Moscow
Poet Yevtushenko dies
Tributes are pouring in for the Russian poet who strove to liberate artistic expression from the shackles Soviet politics
Haggis, neeps and tatties: Burns Night explained
Scots celebrate Robert Burns’ birthday every year on January 25.
Bob Dylan is the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate
Musician Bob Dylan wins the Prize "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
'Microbe and Gasoline', optimism and poetry by Michel Gondry
‘Microbe and Gasoline’ is a typical Michel Gondry movie: optimistic and poetic. Microbe and Gasoline are two teenage boys. Their nicknames bear
Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca was executed during civil war, papers reveal
Federico Garcia Lorca, the Spanish playwright and poet who was killed shortly after the start of Spain’s civil war, was executed by the authorities
An unusual movie tribute to Hungarian poetry
The famous scene with Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday was transformed into a rhyme. A poem which was presented by Judi Dench in English 37 years
Sweden mourns death of prize-winning poet Tomas Transtromer
Sweden is mourning the death of one of its most famous literary figures, the Nobel Prize-winning poet Tomas Transtromer. Members of the Nobel academy