Paul Muldoon is one the foremost contemporary Irish poets. He has more than 30 anthologies of poetry under his name and has won

numerous awards including the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He has worked at a number of universities and has now

been appointed as distinguished professor within the department of English and creative writing at Lancaster University.

He takes up his position in September.

The poet, who died 30 years ago, was a hero and prophet.

His matchless lyricism and love of the past went to the heart of what it means to be English.

Poet, canal laureate, blogger, one-time organiser of National Poetry Day and tireless supporter of poetry, Jo Bell, has drawn up a list of people

who 'really make poetry happen in the UK – the publishers, the event organisers, the evangelists and activists who keep plugging away, year

after year, to keep poetry healthy and diverse and thriving.'

Read about the awards on here blog here:

The Writing Platform have compiled a useful list of online tools for writers

Poet, lecturer and researcher Anthony Wilson discusses the poetry blogs that float his boat.

Camille Rankine asks whether poetry has to be about anything on the Poetry Foundation blog.

The Huffington Post asks 5 American Poets 5 questions

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Helena Nelson writes about whether poetry pamphlets should be themed on the HappenStance Press website

Patricia Lockwood, featured blogger at Poetry Foundation, asks a difficult question.