The Death of a Poet: Pablo Neruda
Literature

The Death of a Poet: Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda’s remains are due to be exhumed on Monday after new allegations concerning the cause of his death have emerged. Believed to have died of prostrate cancer in 1973, it is now suspected that the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet may have been poisoned by Gen Augusto Pinochet’s military regime. Neruda’s then personal assistant, Manuel Araya, claims that … Continue reading

Brand New Ancients: Kate Tempest wins Ted Hughes Poetry Prize
Art / Literature

Brand New Ancients: Kate Tempest wins Ted Hughes Poetry Prize

Kate Tempest, ground-breaking spoken word poet from London, won the Ted Hughes poetry prize for her ‘spoken story’ Brand New Ancients this evening. I first experienced Tempest’s poetry at a spoken word night at the Royal Court Theatre, London last year and, I have to say, it has completely changed my view of poetry: what poetry … Continue reading