Modern Poetry Enters a Golden Age?

Penguin Modern Poets series gets 21st-century relaunch (The Guardian)

Verse novel wins 2016 Carnegie medal for children’s fiction (BBC)

The Poetry Archive

‘Why Write in Form’, an essay from The Poetry Foundation

President Michael D. Higgins announces new Ireland Professor of Poetry (A relatively rare example of a poet who can combine her work with an academic life, Prof. Eiléan Ni Chuilleanáin supervised my PhD).

Milton (Stowe, Bucks)Milton (Stowe School. Bucks)


Dan Brown makes donation to Amsterdam’s Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica

Da Vinci Code author gives money to help the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica in Amsterdam make collection available online to ‘people around the world’

Report in The Guardian

The Ritman Library has extensive holdings on the history of magic, gnosticism and alchemy and is open to the public (although at the moment it’s closed as they are relocating).

Link to The Ritman Library, Amsterdam