Grants cut off writers from society, whereas past greats worked as ‘taxi drivers and waiters’ to feed their imaginations, says Horace Engdahl

www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/07/creative-writing-killing-western-literature

 

Creative writing courses aren’t killing literature – sanctimonious rich white tossers are

 Poet, novelist and blogger Tim Clare replies to Horace Engdahl's article

www.timclarepoet.co.uk

Anthony Wilson's always-relevant blog offers up a long list of lifesaving poems.

www. anthonywilsonpoetry.com

 Philip Gross in conversation with Devolved Voices

www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7NSYIBAK-4

London poet and short story writer David Bryant muses on how to not make a fool of yourself when starting out.

www.davidbryantpoetry.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/how-to-be-poet-and-not-damage-your.html

Thirty years after making his debut as Porky the Poet, Phill Jupitus is still protesting. So what’s new in political poetry?

www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/aug/17/phill-jupitus-hannah-silva-hollie-mcnish-and-the-poetry-of-protest

Forward nominated poet Emma Lee shares some thoughts on how and where to best sell your poetry books.

emmalee1.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/selling-poetry/