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Jen Hadfield wins TS Eliot poetry prize

Congratulations to Jen Hadfield, the Scottish poet who has just won the TS Eliot Prize for poetry. I had the pleasure of meeting Jen Hadfield in 2006 when she came to the AbeBooks HQ in Victoria. She was charming, youthful and extremely sparky. She spent 15 months in Canada – writing, travelling and performing her […]

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Hemingway versus TS Eliot

At last, from the archives at the Heldfond Book Gallery in San Anselmo, California, two great writers go head to head. Hemingway calls Eliot a nancy boy because he writes poems about cats. He does have a point. Hemingway is always going to win although Eliot gets in a nice shotgun/mouth jibe. Poets are hopeless […]

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