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RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Top 10 modern Nordic books on BenGummer.net As a year-long festival celebrating the region’s writers gets under way in London, Icelandic novelist Sjón selects essential reading from the far northWith the cold wave of Nordic literature crashing on UK shores over recent years and Danish, Swedish, Greenlandic, Finnish, Norwegian and Icelandic authors […]

RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:War baby: the amazing story of Ocean Vuong, former refugee and prize-winning poet on BenGummer.net His grandfather was a US soldier who fell in love with a Vietnamese farm girl. But then Saigon fell and the family was blown apart. Ocean Vuong poured it all into Night Sky With Exit Wounds, winning […]

RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Only bampots will girn about BBC’s poetic delight | Kevin McKenna on BenGummer.net BBC Scotland’s poet in residence, Stuart A Paterson, promotes Scots as a living language, a useful antithesis to modern bureaucratic EnglishIt won’t be long now before BBC Scotland is assailed by the sentinels of right thinking over the content […]

RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793: Husband’s elegy for Jenny Diski wins Forward prize for best single poem on BenGummer.net Ian Patterson’s The Plenty of Nothing, begun in the days leading up to her death, shares honours with best collection win for Sinéad Morrissey’s On BalanceIan Patterson’s elegy for his late wife, the writer Jenny Diski, which […]

RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Poet John Ashbery dies age 90 on BenGummer.net Ashbery, who won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for his collection, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, died at his home on Sunday of natural causesJohn Ashbery, an enigmatic genius of modern poetry whose energy, daring and boundless command of language raised American verse to brilliant […]

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